Ecotourism. Works through the association des Amis d'Anjajavy. The aim of this charity is to open the hotel out to its environment by promoting and helping the development of economic micro-relations based on its business. The two surrounding villages of Anjajavy and Ambondro-Ampassy are the main recipients although the other nearby villages of Antsagabé, Tsaramandroso and Ambodirano are concerned.
A proverb by Mao illustrates the charity's founding principle:
"" Give a man a fish and he'll eat it today... Teach him to fish and he 'll eat all his life "".
The local populace receive help in the form of technical support and loans at very low rates which must be repaid over quite a short term.
The charity operates in highly diverse fields: fishing (purchasing canoes, nets, fish drying equipment), agriculture (purchase of zebus, grain, fertiliser), bee keeping (hives), livestock, handicrafts, shops and transportation (purchase of dhows for trade with Majunga).
The charity is financed in part from donations from friends and relations and in part by Anjajavy Hotel.