Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya

 
$380
$2,620
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Help ex poachers move into alternative livelihoods and break the socio-economic cycle of dependence on wildlife poaching which can lead to arrest or even cost them their lives.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Following Kenya's independence the challenging conditions in the semi-arid Tsavo region saw many local communities turn to poaching. The illegal trade of wildlife poaching, to both supply the bush-meat trade and on occasion the ivory trade, has become a common means of earning the necessary income to feed families and send children to school amongst communities with little development or employment opportunities.

How will this project solve this problem?

Working with local community members we are providing training and equipment for alternative livelihoods including eco-tourism, bee-keeping, soap making, jewellery production, and manufacturing recycled paper from elephant dung!

Potential Long Term Impact

Sustainable alternative livelihoods will provide ongoing safe and legal work for families in Kenya for generations to come. Villagers will no longer need to take serious risks to provide for their families conservation will be enhanced.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $380

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $380 .  The original project funding goal was $3,000.

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Project Leader

Sophie Birkett

GVI Charitable Trust Manager
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

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Map of Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya
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