Fruit Tree Cultivation in Cameroon- UT

by Nourish International

Summary

We will be planting fruit trees, which will provide nourishing meals and a source of income for a community of Cameroonian women.
$2,676
total raised
70
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

A group of women in rural Cameroon have no way of generating income, as they cannot own land and most are uneducated. Malnutrition is common due to poor variety in the food supply, and many children lack important nutrients for growth. Deforestation and erosion are also problems, with limited attempts at planting saplings to reforest the area.

Solution

We will be working to plant 5,000 fruit trees. We will set up the nursery and teach the women to care for their trees so they will grow and produce the most fruit. Volunteers will teach the women basic business skills to make a profit from the fruit.

Long-Term Impact

By reforesting the area with the fruit trees, it will create fresher air and greater food variety to help stave off malnutrition. Selling the fruit will generate income for the women, who will be able to provide for their children.

Resources

Nourish International
African Roots -local non-profit partner

Organization Information

Nourish International

Location: Chapel Hill, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​nourishinternational.org/​
Nourish International
Project Leader:
Audrey McKenna
Austin, TX United States

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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