Educate 5 street mothers in Madagascar

by Noah Foundation


Our project will provide advanced training in handicraft for 5 poor mothers living in slums in Antananarivo and support them to establish a small business and therefore securing a sustainable income. Microcredits will be given for the material (raphia) needed. In a 2nd step a small factory will be build to produce and sell the craftwork as well as small houses for the women and their families. As an alternative source of income a cafe will be opened. Also French courses will be offered.
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In Madagascar's capital city Antananarivo numerous families live under very poor conditions. Due to the lack of education their chance of finding a decent job is next to nothing. Several surveys have shown that woman play a key role in generating a lasting effect on the socioeconomic wellbeing of the whole family as well as the community. For this reason we are supporting 5 needy women in Antananarivo in establishing their own profitable small business in the area of Malagasy craftwork.


By supporting poor mothers in the establishment of a small rentable business (advanced training, microcredits, studio and housing facilities, language course), we enable a steady income and an improved living standard for them and their families. The training teaches how to produce high-quality products, studio and housing facilities provide security and healthy living conditions, French courses improve the communication with tourists.

Long-Term Impact

The Project will educate 5 women allowing them and their families to rise out of poverty by establishing a small self-supporting business based on a woman's cooperative. In the long-run it is also planned to offer their products on a fair trade basis on the european market. A successful establishment of the business will enable more women to be part of the cooperative. Our goal is a secured life above the poverty line for 100 community members in the next 2 years.

Additional Documentation

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


Noah Foundation Project Website
FFA on Facebook
FFA Newsletter March/​ April 2011

Organization Information

Noah Foundation

Location: Berlin - Germany
Website: http:/​/​
Noah Foundation
Project Leader:
Christina Von Heyden
Berlin, Berlin Germany

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