Author Archive | Jack Cunliffe

Tadesse Gataneh is abn independent man with a reliable income, he says he now 'has the respect of his village'

Growing a way out of poverty in Wof Washa, Ethiopia

Living in the misty mountains of Wof Washa Tadesse Gataneh lives high up on the dramatic slopes at the edge of Wof Washa Forest. At over 3000 metres above sea level, the appearance of the landscape can suddenly change when thick clouds roll in. Tadesse and his family have struggled to make ends meet for many

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Abono Gebriel, Dugda, Ziway, Ethiopia, February 2017.  Tewabechi

How does a mum bring opportunity to the drylands of Ethiopia?

Tewabechi’s husband abandoned her 10 years ago, shortly after she had given birth to their third child. Left destitute with no means of supporting herself and her young children, Tewabechi’s prospects were bleak. In Dugda, where she lives in Ethiopia, most people are extremely poor. There were few opportunities by which she could support her

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Sintayehu with his wife and three of his children

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Visiting Sintayehu Belachew in the Ethiopian mountains of Wof Washa TREE AID travelled to Wof Washa recently; a 6,000-hectare natural forest. Nestled up in the Amhara highlands, it is home to thousands of families who rely on the trees around them. When we got out of the car and began to navigate the terrain on

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Butajira, Guarage, Ethiopia. February 2017. Members of Alshoni W

Women’s Cooperative in Ethiopia

Alshoni Women’s Cooperative, Gurage, Ethiopia TREE AID travelled to Gurage recently – a mountain region 130km south of Addis Ababa. We drove for 3 hours from our base in the capital. The last 45 minutes was up a steep and incredibly uneven mountain road. It had only been “completed” the week before. This meant that,

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Radnor Hills Partnership

TREE AID launches new partnership with Radnor Hills and their Fruella fruit juice range You can now drink fruit juice to support TREE AID We’re delighted to announce that Radnor Hills Mineral Water Company have chosen to support TREE AID with their popular fruit juice range, Fruella. The company, based in mid-Wales have pledged to

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Bissiga Village, Yako, Burkina Faso, 29th November 2016; Tene Tiendrebeogo a member of the Women's Forest Livelihood project with a honey comb she has just collected from one of the group's 10 hives.

Women’s Group Make Money from Honey in Bissiga

After a ten minute walk through the sweltering heat, we approach a number of hives deep in the scrub. There are ten hives in total, all of which are managed by the women’s group with support from the rest of the village. One of the women’s group, Tene Tiendrebeogo, hurries herself into a bee proof suit,

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Yeshi, a young woman making a livelihood from tree planting

Youth Group Build a Business from Trees in Wof Washa

Yeshi and the Tree Planting Youth Group TREE AID travelled to the edge of the Wof Washa forest, in the Amhara highlands in Ethiopia. There we met Yeshi and her fellow youth group members, to talk about how they have used the help TREE AID has provided to form a sustainable plan for lifting themselves

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Women harvesting baobab in Burkina Faso

TREE AID launches Tree Food project

Did you know that food grows on trees? Superfoods, micronutrients, antioxidants – what are they, and what difference do they actually make to your health? Good nutrition during pregnancy and the first few years of a child’s life can be the foundation for brain development, a strong immune system, and healthy growth. It is vital that

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Director of Operations visits project in Mali

Tom, TREE AID’s Director of Operations visits our tree nursery and enterprise project in Samine, South Mali We woke early to begin our trip from Segou in south-central Mali to Samine, a small village in Mali’s dryland region which is playing its own part in battling desertification and land degradation. As we began our journey

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