Petra is a 46-year old mother from Torem village in Burkina Faso. After her husband died suddenly, Petra struggled to provide for her family.
In 2012, she joined a Tree Aid project and started working together with women in her village to process and sell shea butter. With help from the project, Petra tells us how she transformed her life.
“Since I got involved in the project I have been happy and relieved. I can get more money to resolve my problems. My children aren’t hungry now. Now, I am very proud that I am able to send my children to school and I know that they won’t have to struggle in the future like I had to.
After the training in tree planting and regeneration, we are seeing the number of trees increase – this makes me feel proud. The project has shown us that we must look after all the trees to improve our environment.”