MAI NDOMBE, DRC REDD+ PROJECT
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Over 50,000 community members benefit directly from our social and health programs that help lift residents out of the poverty cycle.
We conduct demonstration gardens, agroforestry and sustainable farming training to educate local people on growing more valuable and nutritious crops while improving yield.
We provide financial and logistics support to enable the purchase of medicine, operate mobile clinics, perform vaccinations for infants and pregnant women, as well as to conduct HIV screenings and lead education programs.
Each year we build schools towards the goal of 28 total schools within the project area. The 6 schools built to date provide education for over 900 children who previously did not have access to formal education.
We conduct skills training for women's economic empowerment such as agriculture intensification and honey production.
Equipment for water well construction has been purchased and installation will begin within the year.
Acacia trees are given to the community who plant them for fuel wood as an alternative to cutting trees from the native forest.
We have trained 103+ locally hired employees to fill conservation and social impact jobs that represent new career opportunities within the project zone. We also sustain 100+ administration jobs in our logistics office which is located outside of the project zone.
Our REDD+ projects in developing nations provide sustainable livelihoods and development programs to empower marginalized forest communities.
The Mai Ndombe REDD+ Project reduces over 3.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually over the 30-year life of the project.
The Mai Ndombe REDD+ protects over 740,000 acres of rainforest and the wildlife that live there including bonobos and forest elephants.
Our projects work within the existing culture to implement inclusive self-governance structures. We operate with full transparency and zero tolerance for corruption.
Our projects are examples of private public-partnerships that bring together national and regional government, local community and private sector for conservation finance and community development.