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Restore a house to mobilize 100 ignored labor pool

by Halt Poverty


This project will positively influence ignored labor pools: chronically unemployed, marginalized communities, orphans, recovering addicts to address staff shortage to serve Madagascar hospitality and tourism industry. Travel to the capital to polish foreign languages will diminish. The renovation of this historical landmark will signify the preservation of the architectural ensemble of the Old Town Fianarantsoa. Improved sanitation will mean that people no longer have to defecate in the open

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With all the opportunity Madagascar has to offer, it's hard to believe that one can't find enough labour supply within tourism industry. Competent staff can dry up very quickly. Private companies steal employees from one another. Amid low unemployment within the region of Fianarantsoa, no surprise that finding competent english-speaking local tour guides can be a real challenge for travel and tours. Hence hiring a tour leader from the capital even from abroad become a common option


Building an education and a civic center. This project converts a traditional home into community run spaces to tailor job-training program for tourism workforce. Each room needs important repairs before it can truly be effective resources for our communities. That is why we are asking for your support. The curriculum includes life skills training such as job interview techniques, table manners, food safety, communication, foreign language, etc. The plan would include 20 students in each module

Long-Term Impact

This year, the project will empower 100 people allowing them to rise out of poverty, which will provide for their families' well-being. The building a historical landmark is located in the historical section of Fianarantsoa where nineteenth-century buildings form a coherent architectural ensemble. The project will feature: space for community meeting, small groups, tutoring, computer literacy, etc. Anay center is all about celebrating community


2015 Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund Winner
Lemur Conservation Network
2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism

Organization Information

Halt Poverty

Location: Antananarivo - Madagascar
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Halt Poverty
Antananarivo, Antananarivo Madagascar
Donations: $215 raised ($5,000 needed)
Donors: 4 (40 needed)
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