Partner with Kijani Forestry to combat deforestation and create safe jobs by planting trees in Uganda. By using sustainable permaculture practices and more efficient kilns for charcoal production, Kijani aims to reduce the number of trees being illegally harvested while creating over 200 jobs in the first year alone. So far, Kijani provides employment to over 40 women, many of whom have been rescued from the sex trade. By supporting this project, you can help Kijani plant more trees and provide a sustainable cooking fuel source and healthy forests in East Africa.
Kijani combatting deforestation through vertically integrating the charcoal supply in the developing world. They are doing this by creating a sustainable business and permaculture ecosystem that will be scalable, adjustable to different projects and climates throughout East Africa. This project will create over 200 jobs in the first year and is working alongside women formerly working in the sex-trade. These trees provide a sustainable fuel source and replenish nutrients in the soil and are essential to building a future wood supply.
50,000 trees planted
Kijani currently employs over 40 full-time nursery employees, including many women previously working in the sex trade. These are safe, living-wage jobs. The funds will be used to clear and plant 50 acres of land, employing the local community and teaching them the benefits of the Kijani Ecosystem.
Clear land and plant 50,000 seedlings by September, 2019.
Replace seedlings in nursery with another 50,000 seedlings ready to be planted by October 2019.
Expand to a second nursery site by the end of the year.
Employment is a huge factor in sustainable development, so the immediate impact will be made through dozens of jobs created. The nursery expansion model expands the planting efforts beyond the initial 50,000, empowering local communities to begin wide-spread planting efforts.
These tree species are native species, proven to grow in a wide variety of climates, of which our climate will be ideal in soil type, rainfall availability, and other important factors. Kijani has partnered with several local experts to ensure a high tree survival rate.