Overview of the project
This project will be carried out in a semi-arid geographical area currently experiencing advanced degradation of its natural resources. The lack of water is notorious during the annual dry season (November to May), pushing many wild animals to emigrate.
The agriculture practiced by the community on this burnt land not only contributes to accelerate this devastation but also to deforestation due the promotion of firewood availability. About 2,000 targeted families use as many as 2,000 trees annually for cooking, and only small-scale reforestation of less than 100 trees has been reported. More than 3,000 women and children are exposed to kitchen pollution daily, resulting in many complicated and often incurable illnesses, oftentimes unknown to the inhabitants.
This project promotes improved clay-based cookstoves but also environmental health and the reforestation of community forests using locally adapted but threatened species.
Promoting environmental health and rehabilitation of community forests.
- 15 women know how to make improved cookstoves
- 60 out of 70 families now use the improved cookstoves
- Around 10 villagers know how to set up and manage a forest nursery
- All villagers participate in reforestation
- 100 trees have been successfully transplanted in community forests
- Reduction of kitchen pollution and related illnesses
- Strengthening of social cohesion
- Awareness of activities related to environmental preservation
Contribution to poverty reduction in Guinea through environmental preservation, food security, community health, education and literacy.
Women Organisation - Gender