As a social enterprise in Madagascar, Ivahona brings much needed work to talented artisans who would otherwise be hard-pressed to find a market for their handcrafted goods. Despite being rich with natural resources, Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world. In Antananarivo, where Ivahona is located, corruption, power loss, and pollution are common problems. Ivahona helps fight these social issues by employing women of all ages, and providing them with social security benefits and health care. Ivahona also partners with local social enterprises which focus on providing care and resources to orphaned children in Madagascar. With the regular income earned by working with Ivahona, single mothers and adoptive parents are able to provide for their children and stay above poverty level.