Help reward one man's reforestation efforts

A microproject by Zahana
Jul 29, 2013

Getting and award from the Minister of Health

Maurice planted the most trees
Maurice planted the most trees

A few months back we were told by Zahana in Madagascar the awards for reforestation will be given at “the appropriate time”. This time has now come. 

During her visit to the village of Fiadanana the Minster of Health, Dr Johanita Ndahimananjara took the time and honored our reforestation efforts by giving awards to the first 3 people who most successfully planted trees.

It is difficult to put into words what it means for a villager, what is the whole days walk from the next town, to receive an award certificate from the hand of the Minister of Health.

In this photo she is giving the ward to Maurice, the man who planted the most trees in his village of Fiarenana.

His award, besides the certificate was a solar cooker (see photo), a wall clock, a t-shirts, a lavalava and a cap. We hope that as a major opinion leader in his community the solar cooker might inspire others to get interested as well.  

Maurice putting on his new t-shirt
Maurice putting on his new t-shirt



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.

Organization Information


Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
Project Leader:
Markus Faigle
Honolulu, HI United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Support another project run by Zahana that needs your help, such as:

Find a Project