A holistic project working in two rural communities to support people’s livelihoods, reduce pressure on protected forests and consolidate health improvements.
In the developed world people usually have the luxury of dealing with one problem at a time but in Madagascar this is rarely the case. Seemingly small problems can have big impacts, especially for people who live day-to-day. If ill health prevents people from tending their crops, for example, they won’t have any crops to sell, but if they don’t have any crops to sell, how can they afford medical care to improve their health? If children don’t go to school because they have diarrhoea, how can they learn how to prevent diarrhoea in the future? And if children are malnourished, how can stay healthy enough to absorb the nutrients from the food they do get?
70% of people in Madagascar live in multidimensional povertyUNDP, 2011
SEED Madagascar's projects are designed to complement each other, addressing the complex and interlinked nature of the challenges faced by people in rural Madagascar. Magnampy 2 takes this holistic approach one step further, addressing multiple issues through one initiative.
Project Magnampy is addressing environmental, health and livelihoods problems in the rural communities of Beandry and Mananara II. Working through community committees who mobilise and motivate their peers, the Magnampy team are:
Magnampy 2 activities are being supported by fun and educational workshops at schools in each community. This ensures that children have the knowledge to implement safer practices as they grow up, shaping lifelong habits, whilst also impacting practices in the wider community as children tell their friends and families about what they’ve learned.
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