"My name is Awa. I am 42 years old and I have six children."
Awa has seen first-hand just how important trees are for her community. She said, "Trees have a lot of importance for us. They give us shade from the sun and we can eat the fruit.
My favourite tree is the shea tree because it provides fruit that I can eat with my children, and the nuts can be used for making shea butter so I can get an income."
Working with Tree Aid, Awa transformed her life through the power of shea trees. She said, "I thank Tree Aid for all the support, and what they have given to the women of Torem."
With the money that she makes from selling shea butter, she is now able to invest in her children's futures.
"I want my children to work hard at school, so they can be doctors, police officers, or teachers."
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