Many indigenous families in these regions use wood for cooking and heating, and many more lack electricity or access to clean water. Aside from significant health implications, the rate of woodfuel use is causing major deforestation and lakes are being killed due to large amounts of organic waste entering the watersheds. Training centers to learn about – to see the "new" technologies in action- allow communities to implement sustainable projects themselves and care for their natural resources.
Develop 2 green technology demonstration sites. Teach local staff how to maintain the sites. Provide intensive training for 200 participants to adopt the technologies and train others. Monitor the impact of the eco-technologies and environment.
Hundreds will be trained to use green technologies like wood-saving stoves, sustainable agriculture, and water treatment. Ripple effect: thousands of families improve their health; deforestation will be reduced; air and water quality will improve.