SCF micro-loans funded:

Weaving is a traditional Madagascan craft, practiced for more than 2,000 years.  Lambas, long boldly striped shawls, are worn on ceremonial occasions,  and prized by tourists.  Famiova is a group of women weavers preserving ancient skills while earning much needed income.  A micro-loan from SCF enabled the group to purchase looms and grow their business.


Claire Rasonirina is Famiova’s President, an expert weaver and mother of ten!

Every piece made by Famiova is unique; even with increased output, the quality is never compromised.

Teamwork boosts Famiova’s self-esteem and ensures a friendly workplace.