Trees and Water for Masai in Kenya

by Africa Conservation Trust

Summary

This project promotes community development, environmental conservation and wealth creation around the process of growing trees for charcoal as an alternative source of energy for 3800 Masai.
$17,036
total raised
80
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

The challenges facing the Masai in southern Kenya are: * Encroaching desertification with rising poverty levels * Scarcity of water * Poor infastructure (schools, clinics and social services) * Farming lifestyles with lack of business knowledge * Lack understanding of the rightful place of women * Poor child support and educational opportunities

Solution

This project will plant 20 million trees in Kenya in the next 5 years and provide access to clean water for 3800 people. We will train 400 people per year and promote community development via schools and clinics.

Long-Term Impact

We will serve 3800 villagers in the planting out area and over 2500 students. The water shortage problem will be solved, the enviroment will be restored and our training will generate income/promote healthy lifestyles.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.africaconservationtrust.org
Video: Empowering Masai Women - Filmed at our Camp
Video: A Convenient Truth - ACT's Vision
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ACT and United Nations Billion Tree Campaign

Organization Information

Africa Conservation Trust

Location: Nairobi, Central Province - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.africaconservationtrust.org
Africa Conservation Trust
Project Leader:
Adam Tuller
Chief Executive Officer
Nairobi, Ken ya Kenya

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