Delila, a 35-year-old mother of four, lives in the Ségou region of Mali. After her husband passed away, she struggled to provide for her children. Like many women in Mali, she had few opportunities to earn money and life was hard.
Since joining a Tree Aid project, she has joined forces with women in her village to make an income from shea trees.
"I find it easier to pay for certain things. It’s also easier for me to meet some of the children’s needs.
Women are listened to more during meetings and we meet women from other areas. All this improves how we do things.
I hope that with this project we can save and have a better future. I have a lot of hope. I am able to make sure my children go to school thanks to this improvement. I hope that it continues."