Social Integration

& development projects

A fraternal relationship

Organizing for the future

Small, quiet traditional villages are scattered on the Anjajavy Peninsula with a harmonious social lifestyle work with nature for socio-economic integration and sustainable development. It is also a place of inner well-being, without ostentation, reflecting the gentleness of a population.

Since its creation, Anjajavy le Lodge has financed voluntary entrepreneurship for boat transport, traditional fishing, beekeeping, and market gardening through micro-credits. This is how support is given to the 4 villages and their inhabitants within the Protected Area. Anjajavy le Lodge and its clients’ donations allow these initiatives to continue by building and renovating year after year infrastructures for living, exchange, education, and work.

Villages in the protected area

Many villages and hamlets are scattered throughout the Protected Area. They are generally attached to the 4 main villages: Anjajavy, Ambodro Ampasy, Antsangabe and Amboaboaka.

Each of these villages numbers between 800 and 1800 inhabitants who live mainly from tourism through the hotel but also from fishing, beekeeping, agriculture, and breeding.

For the last few years, the villages have started to develop. Indeed, they now all have at least one well, public sanitary facilities, a dispensary or clinic, a primary school, and a covered market square. In addition to these infrastructures, Anjajavy has also a nursery school and a college, a solar charging station, an embroidery shop, and a sculpture workshop.

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Anjajavy

About 1,800 inhabitants live in Anjajavy village. The main activity of these inhabitants is linked to tourism since 40% of the working population are employed by the hotel. The other essential activity is the traditional fishing which represents 30% of the activities of the villagers. Agriculture and livestock occupy the rest of the population.

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Ambondro Ampasy

Approximately 800 inhabitants who live at 40% thanks to the traditional fishing sector, at 30% from tourism, at 20% from transport and at 10% from agriculture.

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Antsangabe

About 1200 inhabitants who live at 70% thanks to the agriculture and livestock sector, at 20% from wood and at 10% from cart transport.

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Amboaboaka

About 1300 inhabitants who live at 75% thanks to the agriculture and livestock sector, at 15% from wood and at 10% from cart transport.

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Anjajavy

About 1,800 inhabitants live in Anjajavy village. The main activity of these inhabitants is linked to tourism since 40% of the working population are employed by the hotel. The other essential activity is the traditional fishing which represents 30% of the activities of the villagers. Agriculture and livestock occupy the rest of the population.

Ambondro Ampasy

Approximately 800 inhabitants who live at 40% thanks to the traditional fishing sector, at 30% from tourism, at 20% from transport and at 10% from agriculture.

Antsangabe

About 1200 inhabitants who live at 70% thanks to the agriculture and livestock sector, at 20% from wood and at 10% from cart transport.

Amboaboaka

About 1300 inhabitants who live at 75% thanks to the agriculture and livestock sector, at 15% from wood and at 10% from cart transport.

Development projects

Social

Economic

Medical

Sustainable

Economic projects

As part of Anjajavy le Lodge’s activities, we invite guests to visit craft markets within the Protected Area villages. These marketplaces allow the Sakalava people to exhibit their know-how and are mainly occupied by local woodcutters or embroiderers on traditional fabrics.

In addition to its financial support for crafts development, the Lodge is the region’s largest employer and, therefore, strongly participates in local staff and producers’ economic growth.

Anjajavy le Lodge works hand in hand with the representatives and elected officials responsible for the riparian villages ranging from the Mayor of the municipality to the councils of the wise men Sojabe and Sojavavo.

Medical support

The Lodge has opened a private clinic on the premises. A doctor and a midwife are employed full time and act in the 4 neighbouring villages’ medical emergencies for a total population of more than 6,000 people.

All employees and their families benefit from free consultations.

Since 2016, the clinic administers antimalarial prophylaxis every year on those affected populations.
Weekly awareness campaigns are organized throughout the villages to address topics such as contraception and hygiene.

A sustainable environment

In 2015, the first Anjajavy Nature Festival was born. During this annual event, the population demonstrates its interest in preserving local biodiversity.

Since then, several events have been added regularly to the meeting calendar. Among other things, the annual “La Marche des Employés” brings all the Lodge together. They cross the Anjajavy forest from north to south. This event raises awareness among the population on the following subjects: planting seeds, fire-fighting signs, deforestation, and poaching.

In 2017, intensive reforestation of nursery trees had been carried out by seven foresters for three months.
And in 2018, an area of ​​over 26 694 acres of forest was officially granted Anjajavy Protected Area status.