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Two Years Without Work

Almost two years without work,

We would like to sincerely thank you for your precious donation to Malagasy families through the COVID 19 Relief: Individual Microgrant Initiative. You are doing more than just filling people stomach. You are showing them that there is good left in people, and that gives them hope. Sometimes, hope is what one needs to try and change their lives.

Our microgrant initiative is providing flexible support that families like Vivace a tour guide can use to pay for whatever expenses that 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. Eligible hospitality and tourism community and residents in all regions of Madagascar can apply for a range of MGA 50,000 - MGA 100,000 to cover necessary expenses or gaps in income resulting from the economic repercussions of COVID-19. In its global spread the pandemic has brought tragic loss of life and livelihood and has disrupted the functioning of many social life.

Hence, we granted an exception for Vivace to pay the tuition fees of her daughter. Together we 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.

We simply could not do this without YOU: donors, GG 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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