Dec 28, 2020

The Project is 95% Funded

Dear amazing donor,

Two years ago, Halt Poverty embarked on a goal to take part in preserving Fianarantsoa’s Old Section cultural heritage site. We are especially grateful for your support on this uniquely challenging year. Your gift supports:

  1. the ongoing restoration of our training center that serves as a hub for education
  2. the access to opportunity
  3. the need for cultural expression
  4. the local advocates develop the skills to safeguard their irreplaceable cultural heritage

The historic section of Fianarantsoa constitutes a uniquely architectural heritage. After devastating hurricanes caused significant damage, with the support of our partners, Halt Poverty invested in the recovery of a cultural heritage to ensure this unparalleled building remains for future generations. Thank you for all you do to champion heritage sites.

May this Christmas end the present year on a cheerful note. For a fresh and a bright 2021. Here is wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. With appreciation.

Halt Poverty Team

Dec 12, 2020

285 end users equipped with solar lamps

Dear Champion,

From May to November of this year, 285 end-users have benefited from the solar lamp’s distribution project. When you give the gift of clean energy, not only you protect the environment, but  also give back precious time for family to spend time together. In response to our survey, one family shared the following outcomes:

  • Outcomes: Positive environmental outcomes. Less pollution exposure. Cost savings
  • Indicators: Household cost savings resulting from shifts in spending on fuel, candles. One potential benefit is that solar lamps improve personal safety and security at nighttime, in terms of the number of incidences of petty crime
  • Means of verification: Solar lamps have no operating cost (i.e., free sunlight)
  • Risks and assumptions: An assumption is that increased hours of lighting enable children to study more hours in the evening and thus improve learning outcomes. There is anecdotal evidence of educational benefits accruing from solar lanterns, but the evidence tends to be difficult to use because there is limited data on the long-term relationship between fuel replacement, access to lighting, and educational outcomes.

You rock! Thank you and stay safe!

Halt Poverty Team

Dec 12, 2020

All Major Construction Work is Done

Dear sponsor of Anay Center,

Every day, we are amazed by your compassion—and, wow, was there a lot of compassion in the air!

HUGE thank you to all our supporters who came together to help us finish the renovation of our training center. All major constructions work is almost done! We cannot wait to deliver you the final result! We are on our way! We certainly have faced stumbling block along the way.

Thanks to the support of all our generous donors like you, we will be able to host our activities in the coming months—and continue providing skills training for years to come.

Happy holidays to you and your loved one! Stay safe and take care!

With gratitude, 

Halt Poverty Team

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