Christmas celebrations in hard times

Continuing a Holiday tradition, the Masomboly team recently celebrated a holiday party in Ambalavao for all of the borrowers and their families. Masomboly provided funds to buy each family a package of small presents for the children. It was a chance for the Masomboly team to connect with the women outside of the project. Ravo, our manager there, wrote that everyone was very appreciative of “the opportunity to celebrate, especially during these trying times”. She continues to say that another round of protests may be on the horizon in the capital for the New Year and she worries what this will mean for these women and their businesses. These are lean time in Madagascar, so every bit helps. Even a green bag of candy!

As you can see, some were more happy than others….

But, for the most part, everyone had a good time.