Community Orchard for Kids by Kids
Southwestern Cameroon is relatively green but this region’s forests are increasingly under threat. Data suggests that Cameroon will lose 1/5 of its existing cover over the next year, a realization that does not bode well for the area’s increasingly anomalous climate. This project seeks to break the cycle of deforestation and over exploitation of land by combining environmental stewardship and economic opportunity: 20 local children will plant and care for 100 fruit-producing trees. The fruit will then be sold to create economic incentives for villagers as a method in which to prevent further cutting and burning of the area’s precious forests.