Empowering female farmers on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
The majority of farmers our partners work with in Tanzania are women, many of whom are widows or single mothers. In Tanzania, women and children are among the poorest of the poor, and 25% of households are headed by women.
Almost all economically active women in Tanzanian earn their income through agriculture, but they do not have the same access to training and resources as male farmers. As a result, female farmers produce 20 to 30 percent less than male farmers.
Fighting inequality through restoration and reforestation in the Dominican Republic
Although the Dominican Republic has an incredibly fast growing economy, this has not been felt within its rural communities. Instead, the majority of the rural communities live below the poverty line. This wealth gap continues to grow and will keep doing so unless we help.
The poverty which they are facing, is directly linked to the deforestation, environmental degradation and the unsustainable practices which are being undertaken to exhaust the soil and bring down crop production. Through planting trees in the Dominican Republic, we not only help prevent the damage being caused by global warming, but we also enrich the land and resources these rural communities have to survive and thrive.