Wood is the main source of fuel for keeping warm, cooking and firing of bricks for community buildings. As the population has grown the land has slowly but surely been taken over by farming and trees are also chopped down in the fields. There is very little replanting, therefore it is essential that these stocks of wood are replenished.
Our Reforestation Project is promoting self-sufficiency within our support area.
Our aims are:
- Provide seeds, seedling and tools for nursery development.
- Develop nurseries attached to schools.
- To train local people and students in plant care
Over the years, we have planted trees in schools, provided training and set up Growing Clubs.
We have started ‘growing clubs’ in our area where members of the community grow trees from seed. We buy these seedlings as a form of income generating for the community. We have found this approach more successful in local communities than in the schools.