Alternative livelihoods for Ex Poachers, Kenya

by Global Vision International Charitable Trust
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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.
$419
total raised
11
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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!

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.gvi.org.uk/​
Volunteer in Kenya with GVI
GVI Charitable Trust Blog

Organization Information

Global Vision International Charitable Trust

Location: Exeter, Devon - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.gvi.org
Project Leader:
Sophie Birkett
GVI Charitable Trust Manager
St Albans, Herts United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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