$45,077.09 from profits from fiscal year 2017
Carbon Offsets Project
Honduras is one of the most ecologically diverse countries in the hemisphere. However, the country is facing some of the toughest environmental challenges in its history. Communities in the buffer zone of the Montecillos Biological Reserve in northeastern Honduras have suffered drought (now in its eighth year), a pine-beetle infestation, and government neglect. Together, these forces have deforested much of the remaining, protected cloud forest in the Reserve. This threatens shade-grown crop viability and put further pressure upon the ecosystem and indigenous communities who depend upon them.
Trees, Water & People began its work in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch devastated the country in late 1998. Today they focus on building tree nurseries, clean cookstoves, and rainwater catchment cisterns in an effort to reforest the landscape while improving living standards for indigenous communities.
Trees, Water & People partners with the Center for Education in Sustainable Agriculture (CEASO) in Honduras to train communities in agroecology and sustainable technologies. CEASO’s educational approach combines classroom education (30%) with practical application (70%) to create a learning experience suited to rural adult learners
In July-August 2018, the stoves and cisterns will be installed on the south side of the reserve. The south side will be completed between September 2018 - April 2019. Tree nursery maintenance is ongoing.
A World Centric partner since 2015.
Trees, Water & People's mission is to improve people's lives by helping communities protect, conserve, and manage the natural resources upon which their long-term well-being depends.TWP's unique community-based development model was founded on the philosophy that the best way to help those most in need is to involve them directly in the design and implementation of local environmental and economic development initiatives.
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May 16, 2018
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