This project joined forces with local women’s associations, many of whom had prior experience in reforestation activities on a smaller scale, to plant and restore the local mangrove forest. These women depend on the mangroves for their livelihoods. Mangrove seeds were planted and women were educated and trained in sustainable exploitation of forest resources to ensure the conservation of this important habitat and help women improve their lifestyles. The mangrove forests provide women with the raw materials they need to make economically valuable handicrafts. Once engaged in the project, women trained others within their communities.
Restore mangrove forest
Promote economic and liveilhood development