Amigos farmers receive newborn babies! These tree saplings are so important because by 2050 Uganda won't have any trees left - thousands of trees are being cut down every day for firewood. After witnessing the deforestation firsthand, Amigos is implementing a tree planting project.
400 saplings, grown at Kira Farm, have been distributed to 120 farmers - each farmer received 3 saplings to get started - moringa, calliandra and mango. And this is just the beginning! The saplings will vary their diet and boost their health, as well as reduce the effects of deforestation. We are also talking to farmers about the dangers of chopping trees down and the importance of planting new ones.