Rasmata’s family depend on her to provide for them
This is Rasmata. She lives in rural Burkina Faso and every day she works tirelessly to earn an income for her family – because they totally depend on her.
When she was younger her husband passed away leaving her to look after her children alone.
Then, when two of her sons-in-law passed away – far too young – Rasmata was the one her grandchildren relied on to help them survive some of the poorest conditions in the world.
But she knows that trees – and someone like you – can save them
Rasmata was given the opportunity to join a Women’s Tree Enterprise Group and started to make money from shea nuts. With the support of TREE AID, she learnt how to turn each tiny nut she collected into creamy butter. The process is laborious but shea butter is in high demand and Rasmata sells her products for a good price, giving her the life-saving income her family needs.
Today, Rasmata has real hope for the future:
Every morning I give my grandchildren breakfast and when they are sick, I buy them medicine. I am very happy for this.
TREE AID supporters can help more women like Rasmata transform their families lives
A gift of £10 could provide a woman with her own shea tree and teach her how to grow and care for it. A shea tree can provide women with a source of nuts to last a lifetime and a means of earning an income.
Please make a donation to our Grow Hope appeal today to help more women like Rasmata earn an income to buy food and medicine for their children. Help families across the African drylands live a life free from poverty.
Our Grow Hope appeal
TREE AID launched its Grow Hope appeal on 1st October. Please donate today to help us reach our target this year to:
- set up 350 village tree enterprises to help communities start earning an income from trees
- help 78,000 people lift themselves and their families out of poverty
- grow nearly 1 million trees
TREE AID is working with families in Kazengo’s village, and across West Africa and Ethiopia, to help them get more from their trees. Trees are a lifeline for the vulnerable families we work with – they provide fruits and nuts all year round for families to eat and offer a means of earning an income from the sale of these fruits and nuts. With your support, we work with families to ensure they have the tools and skills they need to thrive and live a life free from poverty.