In a unique partnership, students from Washington University and scientists from the Missouri Botanical Garden are transforming lives in a remote village in Madagascar. Over the course of a semester, students create sustainable, replicable projects that address a need within the community. Students and professors travel to the village of Mahabo and work with residents and tribal leaders to implement their project ideas. Recent successful projects lessened childhood hunger, improved water sanitation and provided alternative, sustainable fuel sources. The projects help maintain the rich biodiversity in Madagascar as villagers rely less on clear cutting forests for subsistence agriculture.