Moses Banda planted 1,000 trees two years ago and has now planted 1,000 more this year in the tree nursery. Ripple Africa is helping Malawians to plant 3 million trees this year. Our Tree Planting Project is one of the largest and most successful tree planting projects in the north of Malawi, providing a long-term solution to deforestation in Africa. This works hand in hand with our Forest Conservation Project, which is working to protect Malawi’s forested hills and the Changu Changu Moto Cookstove Project, which reduces the demand for wood and helps prevent the destruction of indigenous forests.
Jane and Oliver Mkandawire are in their tree nursery with 4,000 pine trees that will be planted soon. These are quick growing trees and once cut, they’ll regrow. The community take great pride in their trees and care for them well.
Christopher has carefully planted 1,200 pine trees this year. These will be monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure that the trees are properly cared for and grow successfully into mature trees. Whilst on way to see Christopher, we were approached by three people who would also like to be included in the Ripple Africa Tree Planting Project next year. It seems that word is getting around and with Ripple Africa’s support, many can become leaders for a change.