Trees for Water for Life in Cameroon

by BTCV

Summary

This project will support the development of a community tree nursery enabling four local villages to collect, grow and plant out 5000 seedlings to protect critical drinking water supplies.

$7,745.72
total raised
86
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).

Resources

http:/​/​www.btcv.org
How BTCV and Green Care work together
BTCV's International Development approach
Summary of Green Care's activities

Organization Information

BTCV

Location: Wallingford, Oxfordshire - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.btcv.org
Anita Prosser
Project Leader:
Anita Prosser
Staff Member
Wallingford, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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