This project focuses on protection of the environment, culture and ancestral lands of the Garifuna People, carried out by a community-based Afro-Indigenous organization.
In this innovative project, the cultural values and practices of the Afro-Indigenous Garifuna people are combined with protection of the environment and ancestral lands. Its purpose is to reduce poverty and malnutrition, improve the economic situation of poor families living off subsistence agriculture, promote self-sufficiency, reforest streams and riverbanks, protect the ancestral lands of this marginalized ethnic group, and protect the environment and promote bio-diversity.
Reforestation of a wild vine, called balaire; Training on how to grow balaire; High school students of the town of Limon are taught to reforest degraded beaches; Workshops on assisting people in the commercialization of their crop
Further enhancement of the Project activities will assist in reducing poverty reduction and will help these marginalized communities attain sustainable development.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).