Tanzania Development Trust

For a Green Tomorrow in Tanzania

Help our community plant 20,000 trees to protect our environment, feed our children and generate income to lift ourselves out of extreme poverty.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (270462)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,000

Amount raised

£5,025

Donations

31

Championed by The Big Give Trust

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Tanzania, United Republic of

Situation

Climate change has led to drought and erratic rainfall, soil erosion, dust and reduced soil fertility, and an increase in crop diseases and pests. Subsistence farmers dependent on rainfall for their crops are particularly vulnerable to widespread malnutrition and hunger, especially amongst children.

Solution

By planting trees and teaching about natural reforestation methods on community land such as schools we will improve soil by reducing erosion, improve soil fertility from land cover, improved livelihoods and nutrition from fruit trees, generate income to support vulnerable children and their families and educate our school children. We will also establish community bee hives to both protect the trees from being cut down for firewood and to provide income from honey and beeswax.

  • Since being involved in the tree planting at our school I know more about the importance of protecting our environment and I look forward to eating some of the fruits soon!

    — Bernedetta

  • Having these bee hives helps protect our forest - people no longer cut down these trees for firewood as we all benefit from the honey produced.

    — Grace