Working together with the TIST Project, Kenyan women are changing local lives and growing community resources.
The following video takes you on a journey into the lives of women empowered by their voluntary involvement in planting and maintaining groves of trees with the revolutionary TIST forestry model.
TIST: The International Small Group and Tree Planting program has now reached more than 60,000 members (35,000 of which are women) and 11 million trees planted. This video features the women of TIST Kenya who number more than 25,000.
It is a fact that the highest impact programs that mitigate climate change are those that invest in women. Statistics show that when women are offered even a small opportunity, they pay it forward to their families and communities at three times the rate that men do. Climate change dollars designated for women’s programs have a significant impact on both human lives and the environment.
Barbara Kingsolver, Ripple Effect Images