KASIGAU, KENYA REDD+ PROJECT
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Co-created by local leaders and our locally hired employees, the economic and social development programs designed to alleviate poverty directly benefit over 116,000 community members.
Our organic greenhouse distributes seedlings to the community for reforestation and community gardens. We also fund water access and sustainable farming training.
We renovated and provided updated equipment for the regional hospital lab. We provide financial and logistics support for community educators and NGOs to conduct health workshops including girls' hygiene and boys' sex education.
Over 11,000 students have received scholarships totaling over $530,000.
We provide global sales channels for handicrafts made by 1200+ women. 30% of our workforce is female, many of whom are managers and rangers, roles typically reserved for men in the region. We conduct company-wide anti-harassment training and have an equity and diversity policy.
We have funded the completion of 31 water project that are benefiting over 50,000 people.
Our sustainable charcoal team has produced 10,000kgs of eco-charcoal without cutting down a single tree and are developing sales channels to increase its distribution.
We have 300+ locally hired employees, making us 2nd largest job provider in the county.
We converted a classroom into a computer lab to provide internet access to rural students. We fund road improvements in our area and support micro loan programs. We provide international sales channels for local women groups' handicrafts and products made at our eco factory.
Our REDD+ projects in developing nations provide funding for sustainable livelihoods and development programs to empower marginalized forest communities.
Our eco factory trains and employs 46 local women and 23 men to produce apparel and accessories for sustainable brands worldwide.
The Kasigau REDD+ project reduces over 1.7 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually over the 30-year life of the project.
The Kasigau REDD+ project protects over 500,000 acres of dryland forest and thousands of threatened elephants and other endangered species.
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 to bring in conservation finance and community development.