Solar Power for Sambirano

Anouar and Abigail Haidary Start Date: Jul 6, 2016 - End Date: Nov 5, 2016
  • Ambanja, Madagascar

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by: Anouar and Abigail Haidary Start Date: Jul 6, 2016 - End Date: Nov 5, 2016
We are raising funds and awareness on behalf of Momad Haidary (as pictured above) one of the founders of The Sambirano Development Association and The Palm Tree Guest House. Momad is a close family member and so this project is very close to our hearts.

The Palm Tree Guest House is an almost-finished building project, which once finalised will act as the Association's Headquarters, enabling the charity to run some fantastic tours and projects. The money raised from these projects and tours will go back into the community and aid the poorest people of the Sambirano region. In turn, it will provide a source of employment for the local people. Amongst other things, we want to equip the Palm Tree with much needed solar panels and running water so that the guest house can fully function.

The reason that we have decided to raise funds for this is due to the fact that Momad is no longer well enough to work on the project or raise much needed funds as he was taken severely ill in December 2015 with Tuberculosis Meningitis. The disease has made him critically ill and has affected his brain and mobility. Momad is no longer able to carry on with raising funds for the solar panels so as a mark of respect, we wanted to run with the cause and make the project happen.

To make this project work, we need to get out to Madagascar so that we can visit the half finished project, find out exactly what needs to be done and then document our findings and use the film and images for marketing purposes.  Unfortunately, we do not have the funds to get out to the village as quickly as we need to go so your help towards our travel would be gladly accepted.  We are also fund raising for solar pannels!

We will keep you updated with developments on Facebook @palmtreeprojectsambirano or on Twitter @TPTMada and of course once the guest house is open for guests, we would love you to come out and see how the charity is helping the community.

Thank you for your support!

Abi and Anouar.
  • Ambanja, Madagascar