Why we plant fruit and nut trees along a river in Ghana: Makada’s story

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We try to plant trees where people and nature need them most. In Ghana, we found the perfect spot.

Hundreds of villages in northern Ghana depend on the Daka river for drinking, washing, cooking, and farming. But due to deforestation, the river dries out for months on end. Planting trees along its banks will help restore the water level.

The 900,000 trees your searches are helping us plant in Ghana also provide villagers with fruit and nuts – and this can change lives. Makada, for instance, will no longer have to walk long distances to harvest shea nuts that she sells on the market. This is her story: