SWID partnered with a local primary school to plant 10,000 pine and eucalyptus trees on land belonging to the Church of Uganda. The land is located on a hillside adjacent to the local school. Due to over cutting of the forests for firewood, the area has had extreme soil erosion and landslides. SWID’s environmental officer teaches local grassroots women about sanitation and hygiene issues and he works with them to generate income by turning paper waste into charcoal and handcrafts. Earnings from these items provide a small income base for the household, which allows the women to pay for children’s school fees and brings these women a little closer to buying land titles.
Environmental Conservation/Climate Change Adaptation