Restoring and conserving Kenya’s water towers
Wangari Maathai, the founder of our partner organization in Kenya, won the Nobel Peace Prize for her political activism and reforestation work. We aim to honor her legacy by scaling the latter. Concretely, we're planting and conserving trees around so-called water towers, all the while creating livelihood opportunities for women. These mountains are the source of multiple streams that join together to form rivers, some of which flow all the way to Egypt. Protecting and reforesting these towers prevents erosion, and increases both the quantity and the quality of the water.