Elizabeth is 21 years old and from northern Ghana. She's pregnant with her first child. She told us about the issues she and her community faced before she joined a Tree Aid project:
"The land had lost its fertility and, because of this, any time we planted we were unable to get enough yield from our farms."
Farming has become much more difficult. The climate crisis is leading to erratic weather and tree cover in their area has decreased significantly.
“My hope is that in the future I should be able to take good care of my child, to go to school, and then become somebody that is important in society.
I also hope that when he or she grows, they will join the Village Savings and Loans Association to participate in the group activities. That is what I hope."