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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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School Building Programme

Trade Aid UK is supporting Azafady, a UK registered charity, to address the high demand for schools in the rural commune of Mahatalaky, Madagascar. Azafady is extremely well placed to deliver this project, having supported 14 communities in south east Madagascar with similar school building projects since 2006.

Trade Aid UK funding will provide 1 school building containing 2 classrooms as part of the overall programme to build a total of 4 school buildings and 8 classrooms, a well for safe drinking water and a school latrine with separate cubicles for girls and boys in line with internationally recognised good practice.

Assistance through Azafady’s international volunteer scheme and from the beneficiary community in the form of labour will make this project extremely cost effective. It is anticipated that over 8,000 children will benefit from this project in the next decade.

Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. It has an ethnically diverse population of some 20 million people, and the number of inhabitants is increasing at a rate of about 3% per yeaar. It is one of the world’s poorest countries, with more than 70% of the population living below the poverty line.

Azafady was initially established as a Scottish charity in 1994 and became a registered charity in England and Wales in 1999. Azafady’s basic aim is to alleviate human poverty whilst protecting a biologically rich but greatly endangered environment by empowering the poorest people of the region to meet their basic needs and establish sustainable livelihoods. If you would like to know more about Azafady and its other projects and volunteer programmes, then you can do so by logging onto their website at


School Building Programme - Phase 1
School Building Programme - Phase 2
School Building Programme - Phase 3
School Building Programme - Phase 4
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