Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world where women have few opportunities to earn money. Most women depend on what they can grow on their land for food and income, but the climate crisis is making this even harder.
To make matters worse, women living in Mali have less access to healthcare, education and jobs. They are also prevented from managing the trees and land they rely on.
The project came to an end in 2023. We worked with 1,496 households across 10 communities, delivering training in planting, beekeeping, land rights, advocacy, communication, public speaking, gender, shea butter production techniques, etc.
We also distributed tools to help with the production of tree products and supported the construction of kiosks that communities can use to sell their products.
We are happy to say that there was a noticeable increase in the average income of households participating in the project (+171%).
This project has been made possible thanks to match funding from the UK government through UK Aid Match.