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Dear change maker,

From May 2020 to March 2021, 320 end-users have benefited from our solar lamp’s distribution project. When you give the gift of clean energy you give back precious time for family to spend time together. In response to our survey, one family shared the following impact:

Outcomes: Positive environmental outcomes. Less pollution exposure. Cost savings

Indicators: Household cost savings resulting from shifts in spending on fuel, candles. One potential benefit is that solar lamps improve personal safety and security at nighttime, in terms of the number of incidences of petty crime

Means of verification: Solar lamps have no operating cost (i.e., free sunlight)

Risks and assumptions: An assumption is that increased hours of lighting enable children to study more hours in the evening and thus improve learning outcomes. There is anecdotal evidence of educational benefits accruing from solar lanterns, but the evidence tends to be difficult to use because there is limited data on the long-term relationship between fuel replacement, access to lighting, and educational outcomes.

320 done 680 to go. We simply could not do this without YOU: donors, Global Giving amazing staff and partners. Thank you for constantly inspiring us to make the world a better place.

With appreciation,

Halt Poverty Team

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Dear valuable friends and family,

Over the past year, we’ve learned just how important little actions—from wearing a mask to washing your hands—truly are.

This week, we're inviting you to join us in a celebration of the power of small acts of generosity for GlobalGiving's Little by Little campaign. From today until Friday, ALL online donations up to $50 will be matched at 50% !*

Donate today to lessen the outcomes of this unprecedented situation to the most vulnerable: https://goto.gg/44848

The past year has been especially challenging for Halt Poverty, and we would be ever so grateful if you considered providing vital, long-term support today by upgrading to a monthly gift. After four monthly payments, GlobalGiving will match your donation by 100% in addition to your 50% match today!*

Thank you so much for your generosity,

*Terms and conditions apply: link to campaign terms and conditions

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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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7F8KLVJ

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