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Support for ongoing projects has continued unabated in 2020 and now into 2021, further establishing the influence that Trade Aid UK has been able to give to important relief programmes worldwide. Much of this has been enabled by the continued sale of Trade Aid UK Granulated and Caster Sugar through Tesco Stores and online at Ocado. The use of external aid agencies and charities has been instrumental in us being able to reach the remotest parts of the globe where often the needs are greatest. The individual aid projects supported by the Trade Aid UK Foundation can be viewed by simply scrolling up and down the project panel on this page and clicking on the project that interests you.

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Rural Sustainability Project

In Spring 2009, Trade Aid UK assisted the funding of one internship student into the Pioneer Madagascar volunteer programme run by the Charity Azafady. The programme offered the opportunity to work alongside village communities with an international team of experienced project leaders on a range of construction work, conservation research and educational activities in the traditional fishing and farming region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar.

Azafady is a UK registered charity and Malagasy NGO working in partnership with disadvantaged communities to improve living standards and quality of life in positive coexistence with the fragile and unique local environment. 

Founded in 1994, the organisation works in 30 of the most impoverished villages on the globe and in the urban centre of Fort Dauphin, south east Madagascar, home to a population of some 300,000 people. Azafady works with local people to conserve threatened forests situated along 70 km of coastline, home to countless endemic and endangered species.

Azafady’s aim is to help the poorest communities in Madagascar to empower themselves and develop in sustainable ways, increasing local access to health care and education. A core priority is to conserve the delicate ecosystems of Madagascar through facilitating viable alternatives to deforestation. Their programmes are at the frontline of global conservation and development work, with integrative and innovative projects which emphasise training, capacity building and education geared towards helping local people to help themselves.


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