We support communities to make and sell tree products, like shea butter and soap. The income they make from their businesses helps them to pay for essential healthcare and education.
This is our enterprise development approach.
Communities tell us which trees work best for them and their environment. Some trees have lots of benefits.
Take the shea tree. The shea fruit is a great source of nutrients. The shea nut can be processed into butter for cooking or to make cosmetics, which are used all over the world. The tree itself helps to keep land fertile and protect against drought and floods.
A community-led approach to building sustainable business is at the heart of our new Leaves For Livelihoods appeal. With your support, we can expand our work across Africa's drylands to help more people grow sustainable livelihoods from the leaves of trees like baobab and moringa.