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20 New Mutondo participants to reforest in 2015

posted Jan 14, 2015, 7:01 AM by Jessica Grimault   [ updated Jan 21, 2015, 12:15 AM by Celesta von Chamier Glisczinksi ]
The Living Forest Endeavour for Sofala received funding for 20 new participants to begin reforesting 2,200 indigenous trees this year. Cervejas de Moçambique, SA has sponsored 2000 trees as a part of the Corporate Social Responsibility action within Mozambique. Private donors have sponsored 2 additional families and 200 additional trees. During the four year growth cycle of these indigenous trees, families not only receive a small income for each surviving tree, but will also be invited to join the bee-keeping project for a durable eco-friendly income. However, lasting economic growth within the community has already taken place with the funds earned by tending trees alone. Surveys on participating families conducted in 2014 showed that some families not only purchased items they were not able to produce themselves, but also were able to invest in micro business within the community.