Jun 2, 2020

Assist Workforces with Unexpected Covid-19 Costs

Dear donor,

With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, we thank you for your continued support and wish you and your community health and peace. The disbursement of your contribution to the project #44848 to improve the transition of women in the workforce was received on April 24, 2020. Ref N. 288631. Please accept or gratitude for your contribution of $295,47

Right now, Halt Poverty faces new challenges. This global pandemic has altered daily life for most of us especially when the lock down has impacted some of the most vulnerable people. As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, we will continue to serve our communities as best we can. However, in order to ensure the safety of our community and ourselves, we have made necessary modifications to our programming that we would like to share with you.

Given the situation, we have made a few important changes to our programs. These changes include.
With your generosity, we have been able to deploy your contribution of 1.070.000Ariary to the project #44848 to improve the transition of women in the workforce. We have been able to assist seven (07) disadvantaged employees and undergraduate students with unexpected costs incurred during this unprecedented challenge

Beneficiary 1.
Check # 00467927
Date: 12/05/2020
Amount micro grant: 50.000Ariary
Note: 1st year undergraduate student. Majoring in tourism. From Andapa

Beneficiary 2.
Check # 00467926
Date: 08/05/2020
Amount micro grant: 150.000Ariary
Note: 3rd year undergraduate student. Majoring in tourism. From Ambositra. She recently reported us that she has not benefited yet from our micro grant due to an issue with her ID card. She will inform us once her case is resolved

Beneficiary 3.
Mvola Mobile # 1099633649
Date: 12/05/2020
Amount micro grant: 91.000Ariary
Note: 3rd year undergraduate student. Majoring in tourism. From Ambatondrazaka.

Beneficiary 4.
Mvola Mobile # 1099677833
Date: 12/05/2020
Amount micro grant: 71.000Ariary
Note: 3rd year undergraduate student. Majoring in hotel management. From Vangaindrano

Beneficiary 5.
Mvola Mobile # 1099822762
Date: 12/05/2020
Amount micro grant: 202.000Ariary
Note: 3rd year undergraduate student. Majoring in hotel management. From Toamasina

Beneficiary 6.
Mvola Mobile # 1099733173
Date: 12/05/2020
Amount micro grant: 101.000Ariary
Note: 2nd year undergraduate student. Majoring in tourism. From Ambatondrazaka

Beneficiary 7.
Wire transfer # 28AW00001476
Date: 12/05/2020
Amount micro grant: 405.000Ariary
Note: Dishwasher in a culinary school. Three children

While the changes brought by the pandemic are significant, there is hope in some of the innovation emerging around the globe to address the impact of this stumbling block. We are thrilled you are part of this memorable journey to each one of our beneficiaries. Another example is the UNWTO global guidelines to restart tourism. We look forward to resuming the original programming once it is safe to do so. Stay home. Stay safe.

Warm regards,
Halt Poverty team


Attachments:
Mar 12, 2020

Rainy Days

Dear Donor,

Please accept our gratitude for your contribution of $ 500.33 to the project #40580 to continue the renovation of our training center.

Date: 28/01/2020

Ref: 00OA001661136

Donation related to the training center

Received in Ariary: MGA 1,740,904 Ariary

Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality. We have been working hard to finish the renovation of this historical landmark to host our activities. You can see how long the journey has been. Since the end of the December the raining has been pouring. Hence we had to take a major decision to postpone all construction project including the renovation of our training center.

Nonetheless, we have been able to go on and pursue our efforts by giving back to the community due to the generous donation of $250 by GlobalGiving the same day.

Date: 28/01/2020

Ref: 00OA001661136

Donation related to Disaster Relief

Received in Ariary: MGA 911,432,5 Ariary

As enclosed to this report is a pdf version of our joint efforts with the representatives of the government of Madagascar, GlobalGiving, some of the amazing partners of Halt Poverty.

We look forward to delivering you more news including the final version of the renovation once ready. Stay tuned! Until then, please see here after a short summary of our upcoming actions:

  • $1019.07 will help finish all rooms for 3 floors: cements, stones, sand, prep materials, symbolic fees for our local champions, wall treatments. The beginning of a dream come true after an endless road trip 

  • $342.85 will help us getting all plumbing accessories: pipes, toolkits, valves, drains, faucets, cocks to help our residents stay clean

  • $342.85 will finish the fence: workforce, purchase of bricks, cements, sands, stones, etc. and this will keep our residents feel secure

  • $314.27 will pay two transportation of items: cements, bricks. The Old Town is not reachable by car

  • $312.27 will pay for local equipment and items in the kitchen to feed our volunteers

  • $217.00 will provide employment for 1 local graduate for 2 months as program animator

  • $142.85 will help maintain the learning space to feed the mind for a year

We hope you enjoy learning about our work and continue to stay engaged with us. We couldn’t be more grateful for what we’ve achieved, together. We can't thank you enough for the generosity that you share with us. To all volunteers, donors, partners, local champions, we wish you and yours a blessed month. Misaotra Tompoko.

Warm regards,

Halt Poverty


Attachments:
Dec 2, 2019

The Final Version of the Balcony of Anay Center

Final Version of the Balcony
Final Version of the Balcony

Dear donor,

As mentioned in our September report, we are thrilled to show you the final version of the balcony of our training center. This means:

  • stability: we no longer have to move from one place to another to deliver capacity building programs
  • sympathy: we can provide a place to some of our female beneficiaries
  • security: we no longer have to reach unsafe areas
  • unity in diversity: we will be able to deliver the same format, resources to all beneficiaries. Some of our beneficiaries had to use their legs as a table due to the absence of adequate infrastructures in some regions.

We have realized that we carried out the routine of delivering our programs from one region to another without truly knowing who our beneficiaries are. We have implied that we have enough information about them based on excel sheets and few quantitative data retrieved from surveys and interviews. We have been busy with a multitude of activities. Leading us to lost perspective of whom we are serving.

One of the reasons, we are so grateful to each one of you for contribution. We are halfway to reach our goal. Your support not only helps ensure that we can continue to positively influence ignored labor pools of young adults to serve Madagascar hospitality and tourism industry, but also signifies the preservation of the architectural ensemble of the Old Town Fianarantsoa. Thank you for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality. We have been working hard to finish the renovation of this historical landmark to host our activities. You can see how long the journey has been.

We look forward to delivering you more news including the final version of the renovation once ready. Stay tuned! Until then, please see here after a short summary of our upcoming actions:

  • $1019.07 will help finish all rooms for 3 floors: cements, stones, sand, prep materials, symbolic fees for our local champions, wall treatments. The beginning of a dream come true after an endless road trip 
  • $342.85 will help us getting all plumbing accessories: pipes, toolkits, valves, drains, faucets, cocks to help our residents stay clean
  • $342.85 will finish the fence: workforce, purchase of bricks, cements, sands, stones, etc. and this will keep our residents feel secure
  • $314.27 will pay two transportation of items: cements, bricks. The Old Town is not reachable by car
  • $312.27 will pay for local equipment and items in the kitchen to feed our volunteers
  • $217.00 will provide employment for 1 local graduate for 2 months as program animator
  • $142.85 will help maintain the learning space to feed the mind for a year

We hope you enjoy learning about our work and continue to stay engaged with us. We couldn’t be more grateful for what we’ve achieved, together. We can't thank you enough for the generosity that you share with us. To all volunteers, donors, partners, local champions, we wish you and yours a blessed month. Misaotra Tompoko! Merci Beaucoup!

With gratitude,
Halt Poverty Team

We can Now Enjoy the View
We can Now Enjoy the View
This is What We Have Renovated Together
This is What We Have Renovated Together
we can now see how far we have come
we can now see how far we have come
 
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