In 2015, the United Nations launched the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It calls for a partnership between all countries to tackle some of the world's most pressing issues including poverty, hunger, and the climate crisis. At the heart of the 2030 Agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aim to build a better and more sustainable future for all.
At Tree Aid, we work to support women in the drylands of Africa who often have limited access to healthcare, education and jobs.
Through our She Grows project in Mali, we are working with 1,000 women to train them to negotiate access to land and develop their own enterprises. Joining together with women in their village, they are learning to process and sell tree products like shea butter, helping them gain financial independence.
Through our enterprise development work, we are supporting people across Africa to increase their incomes.
In Ghana, we are working with farmers in rural communities to develop cashew, legume and honey enterprises. With financial training and links to buyers, they can get a good price for their products and increase their household income.