Most villages are in remote areas in Madagascar as poor subsistence farmers, nobody is willing to lend them money for e.g. seeds, life stock or tools, so they turned to Zahana for help. Word of mouth travels fast in rural areas as they had heard that Zahana launched a small microcredit pilot project in Fiadanana in the fall of 2007.
Zahana launched a community based microcredit fund to address this issue in Fiadanana and in Fiarenana. A small organization on a shoestring budget, Zahana does not have the financial means to implement such a program without help from outside donors