Tree of life. Tree seedlings and land care training help a farming family address soil erosion, protect water supplies and grow fruit or fodder for their animals. Training in growing tree seedlings can also help create a small business.
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From little things, big things grow
Meet Nyambaka Makuri and his young daughter, who live in rural Tanzania where they are part of a traditional dance group. Nyambaka was struggling to make a living before becoming involved in a livelihood project with TEAR partner the Buhemba Rural Agricultural Centre (BRAC).
As part of the project he was able to access training in seedling and nursery production and some start-up seedlings, eventually establishing a tree seedling nursery with a group from his community. By selling seedlings to farmers, group members now have a modest income that helps pay for things like school fees and household essentials. That’s something to dance with joy about!
About our partner – Buhemba Rural Agricultural Centre
BRAC was established in 1993 as part of the Anglican Church of Tanzania, Diocese of Mara. It helps the poorest of the poor in the communities it serves. Its “Empowering Communities for Better Livelihood and Environment” project involves training for farmers in groups around improved water access, goat rearing, vegetable growing, bee-keeping, fish farming, constructing fuel-efficient stoves, tree planting and seedling production. All of the project’s activities are designed to preserve the environment.