Stitch Sainte Luce Web Shop
Please click on the photo below and visit our new ‘Stitch Sainte Luce’ web shop to buy and browse through the beautiful handmade products made by the wonderful women in St Luce. Each purchase supports the embroiderer who made the product and helps to ensure the sustainability of the project.
You're only a few clicks away from providing the support that could change someone's life: please donate to Azafady's vital project work in south east Madagascar!
Azafady uses Bmycharity because it is a secure payment system that doesn't charge commission on donations. We are a small charity with minimal overheads. For every £1 you give 93p is spent in direct pursuit of our charitable aims, and the ethos of responsible volunteering that is core to our organisational structure promotes the efficient use of funds. Any donation - large or small, regular or one off - is greatly appreciated and goes a long way towards alleviating poverty and protecting unique biodiverse forest environments in south east Madagascar. Here are some examples of how you can make a difference…
£5 can provide the tools and inputs needed in order to enable communities to develop locally managed plantations with fast-growing trees, relieving pressure on protected and greatly endangered natural forest resources while facilitating local biodiversity conservation efforts. In the forests where we work more than 80% of the species are found only there and nowhere else in the world.
£10 can provide training and seeds to impoverished small-scale farmers, enabling them to improve their food security through soil composting techniques and crop diversification that reduce their vulnerability to recurrent natural disasters, including droughts and cyclones. Over 50% of children in Anosy suffer stunted growth due to malnutrition; supporting families to grow new crops improves both the quantity and quality of food they eat.
£15 can help a rural household to build and use a fuel-efficient stove, decreasing firewood consumption by up to 75% and providing respiratory health benefits to families through a reduction in smoke inhalation. Finding practical ways of protecting Madagascar's remaining natural forests is vital for the future of both the animals and humans who depend on them for their survival.
£20 can help prevent the transmission of HIV and STIs in the town of Fort Dauphin through health education workshops that provide young people with the information and skills they need to adopt safer sexual practices. With 40% of women in Fort Dauphin living with a STI and the number of people testing positive for HIV increasing by 64% in the last 4 years, better support systems for young people can save lives.
£25 can provide a desk and bench for under-equipped public schools, improving rates of attendance and enhancing the learning conditions of children. Less than 20% of the population in Anosy are literate – a better educational environment is the first step towards changing this.
£50 can provide a small grant in the form of products and utensils to a local woman, enabling her to set up a small business. 90% of the population in Anosy live on less than £1 per day - an increase in household income means an increase in access to food, water, education and healthcare.
£150 can provide a well pump to a remote rural village, ensuring their access to clean drinking water and improving community health. In Anosy 4 in every 10 children die before their 5th birthday from easily preventable illnesses including diarrhoeal disease – clean drinking water plays a vital role in reducing these.
Needs on the ground change all the time. We aim to be as flexible as possible in helping those most vulnerable so unless requested otherwise your donation will go into general project funds and will be channelled where the need is greatest. That way you can be sure your donation will have the greatest impact possible. See our project work for more information on how we do this.