Social integration& development projects
A fraternal relationship
Organizing for the future
Small and traditional villages are scattered around the Protected Area. The Anjajavy peninsula offers a harmonious social lifestyle deeply related to nature and an opportunity 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. The lodge has lent micro-credits to support four villages within the Protected Area and their inhabitants. Anjajavy le Lodge and its clients’ donations allow these initiatives to continue by building and renovating infrastructures for living, exchange, education, and work.
Villages in the protected area
Many villages and hamlets are scattered throughout the Protected Area. The lodge particularly supports four main villages: Anjajavy, Ambodro Ampasy, Antsangabe and Amboaboaka.
Each of these villages has between 800 and 1800 inhabitants who live mainly from tourism through the hotel but also from fishing, apiculture, agriculture and farming.
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 secondary school, a solar charging station, an embroidery shop, and a sculpture workshop.
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 second subsistence activity is traditional fishing as 30% of the villagers are fishermen. The rest of the population focus on agriculture and farming.
Approximately 800 inhabitants: 40% live from traditional fishing, 30% from tourism, 20% from transport and 10% from agriculture.
About 1,200 inhabitants: 70% live from agriculture and farming, 20% from tree farming and 10% from cart transport.
About 1,300 inhabitants: 75% live from agriculture and farming, 15% from tree farming and 10% from cart transport.
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.
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.
About 1200 inhabitants who live at 70% thanks to the agriculture and livestock sector, at 20% from wood and at 10% from cart transport.
About 1300 inhabitants who live at 75% thanks to the agriculture and livestock sector, at 15% from wood and at 10% from cart transport.