World Environment Day 2017

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World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. Its aim is to harness individual actions and transform them into a collective power that has a legacy of real and lasting impact on the planet. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest global platforms for public outreach celebrated by over a million people in over 100 countries.

This year’s theme is “Connecting People to Nature”.

Murorunkwere Marie Louise

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Submitted by admin on 28 July 2016 - 6:15am

“I planted  Alnus acuminata through the project in November 2014. The trees are performing well and I hopes they will rehabilitate my land by controlling soil erosion, and I will benefit from bean stakes and biomass in the near future”.

Richard Namunyu

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Submitted by admin on 27 July 2016 - 9:45am

“I am very proud of the project and that is why I don’t want it to just be about the activities and recommendations highlighted, but also about a learning and exploring opportunity for my family and I, before the Project comes to an end.

Richard Namunyu

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Submitted by admin on 27 July 2016 - 9:45am

I am earning more through this project than I used to before. I now earn UGX 200,000 from each acre of beans in each harvesting period. I get an average annual income of UGX 3 million. My 6 children have never been sent home for lack of fees or study materials,

Joseph Desiree

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Submitted by admin on 27 July 2016 - 9:44am

"I’m happy about these tree varieties introduced by the project because the farm yield has doubled from between 20-25kgs to 40-50kgs of climbing beans. This is enough to consume at home, sell at the local market and retain seeds for the next planting season”

Samuel Wamono

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Submitted by admin on 27 July 2016 - 9:44am

“I have four children whom I enrolled in a private school which is way more expensive than public schools and I haven’t lacked fees to support them. I also use the proceeds from to purchase household items and sustain my family’s needs.

Carolyne Musuya

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Submitted by admin on 27 July 2016 - 9:44am

“Courtesy of the Project, all members in Elgon Trust Women Group are smartly dressed, have neat hair and still have some income left to cater for personal needs.

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