School chidren planting a tree in mango forest Digging a hole for the tree in the school yard Our gardner Jean planting tress with children The new tree nursery in Fairenana


Org #950
Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified
year founded
raised on GlobalGiving
years fundraising
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars


Zahana in Madagascar is dedicated to participatory rural development, education, revitalization of traditional Malagasy medicine, reforestation, and sustainable agriculture. It is Zahana's philosophy that participatory development must be based on local needs and solutions proposed by local people. It means asking communities what they need and working with them collaboratively so they can achieve their goals. Each community's own needs are unique and require a tailor -made response

Project Leaders
Markus Faigle
Markus Faigle
Zahana is an all volunteer organization., Prosper Head Gardener, Mamy Head Gardener, Andry Herimanantsoa Ramilson, Jose Randrianantenaina
Organization Information
BP 8362
Antananarivo, Capital 101
Organization Information
BP 8362
Antananarivo, Capital 101

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Nov 4, 2022
Evaluation: Seedballs as a reforestation technique
“The sad truth is: the seedballs didn’t work” is the opening line for this report.  In the beginning of the delayed 2021 rainy season it was encouraging, and everybody followed...
Oct 30, 2022
It is time to plant the seed-bank rice
We reported in our October 30, 2021 project report The rice bank: revitalizing a good idea that our newest village had embraced the idea of a seed-bank right after they joined Zahana (or scroll...
Oct 29, 2022
Community driven decisions about our schools
The new school year in Madagascar starts in school started in September. We had a series of community meetings about our school and here are the decisions made:All students attending Zahana’s...
WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.