Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world where women have few opportunities to earn money. Most women depend on what they can grow on their land for food and income, but the climate crisis is making this even harder.
To make matters worse, women living in Mali have less access to healthcare, education and jobs. They are also prevented from managing the trees and land they rely on.
This project is supporting 1,000 women with the tools and training they need to earn an income from tree products. Women work together in co-operative enterprise groups to process and sell tree products, which will help them gain financial independence.
These women will also learn how to care for trees, helping local forests thrive, and increasing the number of women making decisions about the use of local natural resources.
How will we achieve this?
The project kicked off around the time that COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. We adapted our project to provide essential information on the global health crisis to the people we work with, including how people can prevent its spread.
As of August 2022:
This project has been made possible thanks to match funding from the UK government through UK Aid Match.