Help reward one woman's reforestation efforts

A microproject by Zahana
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Summary

Zahana will award 4 prizes for the most trees planted that survived in the first year of our reforestation project we launched in 2011. This prize will be awarded to the woman in Fiadanana that planted the most trees in and around her village.
$250
total raised
7
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Planting a tree is the first step. Making sure it takes root, watering it and protecting it from roaming cattle is what transforms the seedling into a future tree.

Solution

In Fiarenana one woman will be chosen in consultation with the community in December 2012. Currently only the schools have solar cookers. Awarding a solar cooker to each winner makes it something special that can be used with pride. Successful tree planters will be able to save firewood on sunny days, further reinforcing the environmental success of their reforestation efforts in a tangible way.

Long-Term Impact

Reforestation is, after access to clean water, vital for environmental and community health. One tree at a time, planting trees looks ahead to the future and actively improves quality of life, having the grandchildren's well being in mind. This project is designed for the long haul and will grow steadily like our new trees.

Resources

http:/​/​www.zahana.org
Planting 15,000 trees around our villages
Solar cookers for the schools in rural Madagascar
Nursery and our master gardener
Zahana has bought a variety of tree seeds

Organization Information

Zahana

Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
Website: http:/​/​zahana.org
Project Leader:
Markus Faigle
Volunteer
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.
   

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