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 GROWING MONEY

FwB has helped the village of Mpirmire to reforest 17 acres of scrub land. The forest will provide long-term financial benefits to the community and improve environmental conditions. Timber sales will help pay for school tuition for orphans and help expand the plantation.

About seven thousand pine seedlings have been planted on 17 acres in addition to fruit seedlings of oranges, avocado, jack fruits and mangoes. Some shrubs have also been planted to form hedges.

 

The recently planted area is also growing crops like beans, peanuts and sweet potatoes. These crops help to reduce the need to weed and provides an early source of money and food.