Girl plants pine in C.Morales Indigenous Community
Local communities are busy planting trees! We have reached our goal planting 22,000 trees on 20 hectares with the participation of more than 650 children, women and men from the local communities. Summer vacations did not deter the kids who were very excited and unanimously confirmed that they didn’t mind spending their vacations planting trees. Especially since most of the seedlings came from the school tree nurseries that they created.
During the months of May, June, and July we built four community cisterns to capture rainwater benefiting 649 people. Additionally, ten women from El Rosario community participated in a workshop to build fuel-efficient stoves resulting in the construction of one stove each. One woman told us, “In spite of my husband’s hesitancy, I am glad I learned how to build this stove myself because now I can cook without having so much smoke around my kitchen and I am using less wood.”
Our local partner Alternare is also among two finalists in a contest to win a 25,000 grant! We need your votes to win. Please click on the following link, scroll down to the blue button that reads ”Votar por este proyecto”, log in to Facebook/Twitter and vote for our project:
MBF continues supporting these activities which are leading to better forest management, sustainability, and an improved habitat for the overwintering monarch butterflies. Thanks for being a part of this effort. We couldn’t do it without you!
Woman in El Rosario cook on fuel-efficient stove