SCF micro-loans funded:

Fidy is a master wood carver whose artistry is all the more impressive, given that he rarely uses anything but hand tools in his work.  He creates everything from huge decorative columns to intricate sculptures and functional tableware.  SCF funded a training program with Fidy to teach wood carving skills.  A workplace was provided by the Mayor of Ranomafana, and all Fidy’s students went on to graduate with certification – and potential to earn an income.



For some students, working with Fidy has been their first introduction to vocational training.

Much of Ranomafana has no power, so classes were conducted using only natural light.

Here a student is engaged in creating fine detail, using hand tools he has

also made.