KENYA – Health Workers’ Tree Planting Project
In Kenya, our NGO partner supports a network of Community Health Workers who visit households to raise awareness about health, Covid-19, and most importantly family Planning.
Our funding will now allow the introduction of a new development with the health workers in the villages of Mogoto and Marigat in the Baringo County region of the country.
A team of twelve Community Health Workers from each village will be shown how to start their own tree nurseries, stocked with both grafted fruit trees and indigenous trees as a future source of firewood. They will learn about grafting by experts from Egerton University and buy in seeds to grow indigenous trees. On a personal level, this Project will allow them to generate extra income from their tree nurseries for themselves. But additionally in their wider roles as Community Health Workers they will be able to pass on to their family planning clients the importance of taking care of the local environment and encourage them to in turn set up their own small nurseries. This is important as, with firewood in the region being used as a main fuel for cooking, there is an increasing shortage of trees.
This tree-planting Project will help both the 24 Health workers in the villages of Mogoto and Marigat and their numerous clients to improve and change many lives.