Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana

 
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    short video about participatory development
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    The Tscherman Chef cooks something up again: a video with the community effort in Fiarenana as ingredients. (Yes, the school is now almost 2 years old and still going strong) Who says development work needs to be serious? (Although the issues sure still are.) Participatory development means to work together, if you spent...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    The real measure of success
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear freinds and supporters! Sometimes the success of our participatory approach is best illustrated with a project we don’t do ourselves. Metal fences now surround all seven of Fiadanana’s communal water faucets for over 2 years. Built with a solid concrete foundation, the fences are holding up well.All metal...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Seven students from Fiadanana made it!!!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    We just got this picture of all seven students from Fiadanana that got award the CEPE (Certificat d'etudes primaires élémentaires or Certificate of Primary Studies). Our wonderful teachers trainer, whos work made this possible as well is to the left. “Getting a CEPE is a very big deal for everybody,...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Zahana: ‘Project of the Month Club’ in August '11
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear friends,We are happy and proud to announce that for August 2011 Zahana is featured in the ‘Project of the Month Club’ at GlobalGiving. You supported our work in the village in Fiarenana early on, when we had just joined GlobalGiving and we have come a long way since together. Thank you for you support and...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Thank you for making us a superstar!
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Thank you! We could not have done it without your support! The temptation was big to just send a progress report with two words: “Thank you”. But, we wanted to explain it a bit more: February 2011 Zahana was awarded “Superstar” status, the highest level an organization can reach on GlobalGiving!...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Zahana’s video & the Ford Focus Global Test Drive
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer Project Director
    Dear Friends,Thanks to GlobalGiving’s endorsement Zahana is entitled to compete for the $10,000 prize money in the Ford Focus Global Test Drive. Another creative fundraising strategy to explore, we just submitted a video. Now we hope to get chosen with your help. If you are on Facebook and would like to support us,...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Zahana: reflection on true success
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear Friends of Zahana: This is a reminder: Thursday, December 16 is Bonus Day at GlobalGiving. Every donation is matched by 50% until they run out of matching funds. Last time GlobalGiving ran out of matching funds for the first time, so please donate early, if you can. We apologize in case you get this progress report...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    The students are learning to grow food
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Zahana has recently hired Bary, a second gardener to work in the village of Fiadanana, the first project site where our participatory collaboration started in 2005. Bary is currently being trained by our original gardener in the second village (Fiarenana) and shows an equally amazing green thumb. Combined with great...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    An update from Fiarenana
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear friends, It is certainly easier to report about the opening of a school or the planting of trees, but on a more somber note, here is the latest sad news from Madagascar. Our village of Fiarenana was attacked for the third time by ‘dahalo’, or cattle thieves, a few weeks back. They came into the village at...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Bonus Day: Wed. June 16, 2010
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Dear donor to our work in Fiarenana, 50% interest in one day? Sounds too good to be true? Not really: The GlobalGiving “Bonus Day” is a wonderful opportunity to ‘super size’ your donation to Zahana by 50% at not additional cost. Thank you! It is your donation, almost two years ago, when we just started with...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    The work continues in Fairenana
    By - Markus Faigle - Project Leader (Volunteer)
    Dear supporters of Zahana, Zahana’s projects are progressing in the village of Fiarenana. The community has finished building the school and the official inauguration was celebrated on March 4, 2010, now that the rainy season has passed. The school had been unofficially attended by the students already since January...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Our work in Fiadanana is very successful
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Our friends in Madagascar just retuned Dec 22 from a site visit to the villages and we wanted to send you a short update on the latest Zahana events (quick links to the right). CROP IMPROVEMENT: The potatoes provided by Zahana for the community of Fiarenana as a “seed fund” back in July ‘09 have been harvested. ...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Give More - Get More to buiilt our school
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Dear friends, If you considered donating to Zahana again in the 2009 tax year, now (until Dec 1) might be a very good time. Two of our current projects have been invited to join the Give More - Get More Challenge and GlobalGiving will match your contributions incrementally. Please help us getting these matching...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Fiadanana is implementing many changes
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Hot off the digital press: Zahana and its founder Dr. Ramihanataniarivo are features in the latest issue of the University of Hawaii Magazine Malamalama (Malamalama means 'the light of knowledge' in Hawaiian). We have included the link below and we encourage you to use their “Leave a Response: feature. With the...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    After the rice harvest
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Dear friends, We just got the latest pictures for the last site visit to the village to Fiarenana we would like to share this short update with you. BEAN SEEDS Since out last update bean seeds were delivered to the village. With s short growing cycle the villagers wanted to plant beans as an in-between crop in rice...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $7,720 from an original funding goal of $9,900!
    • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    The Fiarenana Project
    By - Markus Faigle, Jeannette Koijane - Volunteers
    Thank you to all the donors that made this project possible! Our partners in Madagascar are delighted, humbled by your generosity and very thankful that you helped us achieve this goal in less than a year. We met our financial goal for this project with your help, allowing Zahana to expanding its participatory...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Building the new communal well
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Fiarenana had great promise in becoming a model village for Zahana’s participatory approach. Rooted in Zahana’s participatory approach the community decided which project to tackle first. During the last site visit in April 2009 the villages completed reinforcing and improving the communal well. (see photos) This...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Green Challenge for Zahana from GlobalGiving
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    April 3, 2009 We have great news: Our sister project “Solar Cookers for the School in Fiadanana” has been awarded the “Green Leaf” form GlobalGiving and invited to join their “Give a Little Green!” Challenge. This Green Challenge is for projects by invitation only. Starting Saturday, April 4 and running...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana has received 189 donations
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Update on Madagascar from Zahana
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteer
    Some of you read or might soon read about Madagascar in the news. some of you contacted us already, so we wanted to send a short message. Thanks to email, text messaging and Skype we have been in constant contact with our partners in Madagascar and they are fine. One thing becomes obvious: we have to increase our...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Jonathan
      Jonathan It is amazing to see the transformation brought by Zahana - our economic worries seem silly and small when you can witness how the smallest (and most inexpensive things - in San Francisco, 25 cents will buy you 4 minutes of parking!) things bring massive positive change to the community there. Hats off to Ihanta, Marcus and... Read more »
      • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    Making a differene in Madagascar
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteers
    Misaotra betsaka, Thank You very much! Merci Beaucoup! Vielen Dank! Muito Obrigado, Kiitoksia Paljon!!! You did it! We made the goal and above with the Global Giving Challenge. We rank 8 out of 75 participants and got 124 contributors according to the website! This would not have been possible without all of you...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana posted a progress report
    2008 Challenge - the last week - an update
    By - Markus Faigle - Volunteers
    Dear friends, Thank you to all that already donated to the Global Giving Challenge 2008! We still have 48 unique donors to go in a week’s time. I’m sure with your help we can reach this goal. Please let your friends and loved ones know about the challenge and encourage them to give too. We just heard from...
    • 6 years ago
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    • Cheryl Patrick
      Cheryl Patrick It is great to see where the money goes - something as simple as a mosquito net can help the lives of the people of Fiaranana.
      • 6 years ago
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  • Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Thanks to 160 donors like you, a total of $10,065 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Zahana

Antananarivo, Capital, Madagascar
http://zahana.org

Project Leader

Markus Faigle

Volunteer
Honolulu, HI United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana