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.
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.