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The She Grows appeal

Thanks to our supporters and match funding from the UK government, this appeal has raised enough to support 1,000 women in Mali.

About the appeal

Thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters, and match funding from the UK government, the She Grows appeal raised a grand total of £638,091.

Match funding from the UK government will help empower 1,000 women in the Koulikoro region of Mali to grow trees and businesses, tackling poverty. All public donations will fund Tree Aid's general work supporting communities across the drylands of Africa.

Why is this project needed?

Thanks to our supporters, we will fund a much-needed three-year project in Koulikoro, Mali starting in January 2020.

Mali is not an easy place to be a woman. There is often little food for their children and no way of earning money. Most women depend on the land for survival. But with increasing droughts and deforestation, this is becoming even harder.

A women in Mali standing in front of her home with her child.

How will the project help?

The She Grows project will help 1,000 women in Mali to plant and protect trees, grow food, and earn an income. They will be helped to secure long-term access to trees and provided them with the training and tools they need to turn tree products into nutritious food and goods.

Supported to form small village enterprises, they will be trained in key business activities and given equipment to make processing tree products, like shea nuts, more efficient, and to increase their income.

Setou, a member of Tree Aid's She Grows project, smiling.

“Training women in soap-making would be a huge asset for women here. I am hopeful that we will have enough food to eat all year and I want my children to study at school.” Setou, Bouanidjé village, Mali

Read about the She Grows project

In the media

With the help of our amazing media partners, we were able to share our She Grows appeal far and wide. Thank you to all of our partners who helped us to reach our fundraising target.

Thank you

With your support, and match funding from the UK government through the UK Aid Match, we will help to lift even more families across the drylands of Africa out of poverty.

From all of us at Tree Aid, thank you so much. Without your support, the She Grows project would not be happening.