Azafady is an award winning UK registered charity and Malagasy NGO which works in partnership with disadvantaged communities to improve living standards and quality of life in positive coexistence with the fragile and unique local environment.
Founded in 1994, the organisation works in 30 of the most impoverished villages on the globe, and in the urban centre of Fort Dauphin, south east Madagascar; home to a population of some 300,000 people. Azafady also works with local people to conserve threatened forests situated along 70 km of coastline, home to countless endemic and endangered species.
For those who might be wondering, Azafady basically means ‘please’ in Malagasy, or more specifically ‘excuse me’…. or even more specifically, it translates as ‘may it not be taboo to me’ Malagasy people are extremely polite and can be quite elaborate in their expressions.
What we are doing
Each year we sponsor the Azafady prize draw.
What you can do
Development in Madagascar is limited, so your donation can really make a difference. And if you really want to get involved you can join Azafady’s award winning volunteer programme.
To donate, click here: http://www.azafady.org/pages/g_i_donate.html