Project #297 | Climate Smart Women's Briquette Enterprise
Our Partnership with PRHE
In Malawi’s rural Lilongwe District, 80% of indigenous women and girls live in chronic poverty, and 36% of children experience stunting due to malnutrition. Rapid population growth and climate change both place strain on the area’s natural environment in recent years, exacerbating poverty. Despite having one of the smallest greenhouse gas emission footprints in the world, Malawi is among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. There is a strong need to spread awareness about reproductive health and family planning alongside awareness about climate-smart agriculture and livelihood opportunities.
ODW is partnering with Partners in Reproductive Health and Education (PRHE) to establish a women’s briquette-making and tree-planting enterprise in response to the economic and environmental strains of climate change in rural Lilongwe. The project is promoting climate change mitigation and adaptation through community-wide awareness sessions, tree planting in water catchment areas, and promotion of smokeless stoves that use briquettes made of agricultural waste in place of firewood. The women who participate are gaining skills to generate much-needed income, and the entire community benefits from reforestation efforts!
WOMEN WILL ESTABLISH A BRIQUETTE-MAKING AND TREE-PLANTING ENTERPRISE
COMMUNITY MEMBERS WILL HAVE INCREASED AWARENESS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
TREES WILL BE PLANTED TO RESTORE DEGRADED LAND AND WATER CATCHMENT AREAS
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to the fund below.