Changing lives in the village of Fiarenana

by Zahana Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified


Zahana, a rural development NGO, has been approached by a new village (pop. 283) for help with malaria prevention, revitalizing a nursery, introducing new crops and getting safe drinking water.

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Malaria is the main cause of disease and 75 mosquito nets will protect all beds in the village. Fiarenana, known for its fruit trees, had a successful three nursery years ago. Revitalizing the nursery, utilizing local expertise, will improve the availability of food and good nutrition, and create income producing seedlings and dried fruit to be sold throughout the region. Safe drinking water could be achieved by installing communal hand pump/s and the use of a solar water pasteurizer.


Providing mosquito nets helps reduce malaria. Funding the nursery revival generates a sustainable income source.New crops encourages crop diversity and serves as a role model for other villages. A solar water pasteurizer makes it safe to drink.

Long-Term Impact

Fiarenana is ready to improve its situation and with its unique role of already growing and consuming fruits and other crops, is destined to become a model community that, leading by example, will become a mentor in village to village exchange.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Organization Information


Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
Website: http:/​/​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @zahana
Project Leader:
Markus Faigle
Honolulu, HI United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 160 donors like you, a total of $10,065 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. 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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