Help provide sustainability for rural Kenyan farmers with seedlings.
Deforestation and starvation are both growing problems in Kenya. For years, local villagers would cut down trees for their livelihood, however, this contributed to deforestation and the destruction of habitat for the local wildlife. With limited employment opportunities, many locals turned to cutting down trees and wildlife poaching for income. The community hasn't been educated to know that the more trees that are cut down, the more vegetation will go extinct, which will result in little to no food available over time.
GreaterGood.org has partnered with Wildlife Works' to alleviate poverty by providing families with the tools to grow their own food, resulting in less trees being cut down. Wildlife Works' established a community works project providing the locals with an alternative income stream and social programs to get them out of the cycle of poverty in place of poaching and clear cutting. One important program is their greenhouse project which provides seedlings for families to grow their own fruit trees for consumption and sale, fuel wood, as well as trees for reforestation. To date, they have distributed over 16,000 seedlings in their reforestation efforts.
You can help. Just $5 provides a set of 3 seedlings for a family in need. You can help alleviate deforestation and starvation in Kenya.
Wildlife Works' mission is to create innovative and sustainable solutions for wildlife and forest conservation by relieving poverty for forest communities.
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