Following a successful pilot project the village head of Kingomen described water as the 'greatest food'.
The project benefits all members of four village communities in the Bamenda Highlands region of Cameroon where overuse of trees for firewood and construction has directly affected the quality of drinking water supplies in the communities. Through this project local people will be able to plant trees to preserve their water supplies and provide new food and income sources.
Seeds collected by local people will be grown at a central community nursery and distributed to four villages for planting. The project will provide tools and equipment including pots, watering cans, protective clothing and locally sourced compost.
The project will provide permanent protection of healthy drinking water supplies of four rural village communities and a source of fresh food, wildlife habitat and income from honey production and plant use in each community.