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Covid-19 Relief Individual Micro-Grant

Halt Poverty is pleased to announce the continuation of our COVID Relief: Individual Micro Grant Initiative. Eligible hospitality and tourism community and residents in all regions of Madagascar can apply for a range of MGA 50,000 - MGA 100,000 micro-grants to cover necessary expenses or gaps in income resulting from the economic repercussions of COVID-19

Program Description

Halt Poverty and its partners are committed to ensuring that our most vulnerable communities have the support they need to weather the short- and long-term impacts of the coronavirus outbreak. When faced with a gap in income, families already structurally underemployed or living paycheck to paycheck face impossible choices between keeping up with rent and essential utilities and keeping food on the table

Halt Poverty COVID Relief Individual Micro grant Initiative will provide flexible micro-grants that families can use to pay for whatever expenses are most urgent for them – like paying for rent and utilities, keeping food on the table, catching up on overdue bills, buying a basic laptop so their children can attend school virtually, or simply launching a new project like "farming" are the most welcome.

December initiative will provide nearly MGA 2 million in direct funding support to hospitality and tourism community struggling to make ends meet as the pandemic and its economic impacts continue.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Applicants must:

  • Be a citizen of Madagascar

  • Be age 18 or older (holder of ID card)

  • Work in hospitality and tourism industry

  • Submit one application per organization and per household

Applicants must be experiencing a financial hardship brought on by COVID-19 or the economic impacts of COVID-19. Applicants meet one of the following criteria:

  • Disruption, loss or lack of income (lost or reduced income for a period of time, e.g., due to job loss, layoff, furlough or unpaid leave of absence, inability to find a new job)

  • An emergency need or inability to meet a basic need

Fill and submit this form before December 29th, 2020:

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Updated: Dec 9, 2020

This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about Halt Poverty mission and who has a track record of a volunteer experience

Board Recruitment

Open to any nationalities (priority is given to alumni of Halt Poverty's programs)

Serving on the board is a volunteer position without remuneration

Posting Expiration Date: 06 January 2021

About the non-profit

Name of the organization: Halt Poverty

Position Type: Board (Unpaid)

Primary domain: Advocacy/ Environmental/ Social Action

Country: Madagascar

Budget: $0 - $20K


Vision: Halt Poverty is working towards a world where Malagasy tourism workforce has a decent life -- free of poverty

Mission Statement: leverage services and technology to create build a resilient tourism community

Roles to be filled

Board Chair (or President): responsible for setting meeting agendas with the CEO, leading meetings, driving recruitment of new board members and committee membership, and finally evaluating CEO and board member performance

Vice Chair (or Vice President): serves as second-in-command to the board chair. It is quite common that the vice chair steps in to be the chair when the chair’s term is complete

Board Secretary: takes meeting minutes during official board meetings

Board Treasurer: leads the board’s financial responsibilities with an understanding of financial accounting for nonprofits

Board Member(s): expected to, at a minimum, attend all board meetings, fund-raise on behalf of the organization, and promote the mission of organization

Specific Expectations

. Honor our board governance model in overseeing the success of Halt Poverty

. Help shape the future of Halt Poverty by contributing to strategic direction and decision-making

. Support our financial well-being through budget monitoring and fundraising

. Fulfill individual fundraising and donation commitments

. Take an active interest in the progress and achievements of Halt Poverty programs

. Support Halt Poverty human capital by sharing expertise and network of resources

. Attend key outreach, donor cultivation, and fundraising events

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications

. Skill sets of one or two of the following: communications, fundraising, web development, social media, legal expertise for nonprofits, education, young adult programming, nonprofit

. A commitment to understanding of Halt Poverty beneficiaries

. An affinity for cultivating relationships and facilitating, dialoguing, and building consensus among diverse individuals

. From diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and disability statuses

. Current Board can re-apply. Yet, priority is given to Halt Poverty alumni (capacity building, small grants programs, etc.) and donors

How to Apply: Each candidate is nominated by a proposer or may nominate themselves.

  1. Complete and submit the application form:

  2. Prepare: a cover letter, two references in your curriculum vitae (1page - no ID photo)

  3. Email to: a PDF version of your cover letter, two references in your curriculum vitae

Applications are due on January 06th, 2021

Uncompleted documents will not be considered.


  • Why do you want to join this board?

  • How much time are you willing to devote?

  • What professional expertise can you bring to the board?

  • Are you willing to make a financial contribution?

  • How can the board count on your help in fundraising if you can't make any financial contribution?

  • How will you fit board service into your personal, work, and other commitments?

  • How could you serve as a link between the organization and the community or between the organization and potential supporters?

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Updated: Nov 22, 2020

Dear amazing donor. Please accept our gratitude for your contribution of $361.01 to the project #40580 to help finish the renovation of our training center located in the historical section of Fianarantsoa, Madagascar. With GlobalGiving's and your generosity, we have been able to pursue our construction project and finish the renovation of most rooms located on the second floor. It is the beginning of a dream come true after an endless road trip

Thank you so much for being a part of our team of supporters that are making our project a reality. We have been working hard to finish the renovation of this historical landmark to host our activities. You can see how long the journey has been. $4,458 raised and $542 to go for a total goal of $5,000 related to this project. You can continue to Donate $20 in or Donate $20 monthly to help us reach our goal and fully fund this project.

Your donation had double impact: (1) support local community as we provided a part time job to finish carpentry work: ceiling, doors, windows to let the sunshine in (2) contribute to the preservation of the architectural ensemble of the Old Town Fianarantsoa. The rate of unemployment has grown exponentially since the lock down affected the country. With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting everyday life, we thank you for your continued support and wish you and your community health and peace.

Warm regards,

Halt Poverty team


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