Kapouri lives in the small village of Torem in Burkina Faso. Her life completely changed when her husband fell ill, and she was the only one able to take care of her children. Despite working hard every day to get food for her family, it was never easy. The effects of the climate crisis have also made it difficult for Kapouri to grow enough food to eat and sell.
But then she joined a Tree Aid project and started working with other women in her village to regenerate the land and make an income from shea trees.
"Now I have money to buy food for my children and I can pay their school fees. I can buy myself a new dress like the other women in the village. During the rainy season, I can buy seeds and fertiliser to improve my crop yields. I am very happy.
Some people don’t know the importance of the environment and I have witnessed a lot of damage to natural resources. Thanks to the project, we can now see the restoration of the environment."