Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The road less travelled

Ever year one of Money for Madagascar's trustees visits the Red Island to monitor the progress of the projects that we support. As much of the work that we fund takes place in isolated rural communities such journeys are rarely without incident.

Our "no frills" approach to prioritising funds means that wherever possible we use the same transport and same routes to visit projects as the residents of the areas do themselves.

This can prove pretty hair-raising at times. Particularly in areas where dilapidated or cyclone damaged bridges are the only way to access the remote areas where our partners work.

Nevertheless a few extra gray hairs here and there seem a small price to pay for keeping our administrative costs to a bare minimum, ensuring that every penny you donate goes directly to help people and habitats in Madagascar.