Raising Funds to Combat Climate Change

Raising Funds to Combat Climate Change

Our #FarmForTheFuture project continues to grow. 120 women are now trained in new methods of farming, business processes and entrepreneurship, but – importantly – also their legal rights and women’s empowerment. Sixty farmers from two villages have created a cooperative, Wamboma: Women Farming for the Future, while another group of sixty women have been trained and are working independently. Read our latest account of our November visit to the region here. Yet climate change is having a serious impact on…

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News from Tanzania

News from Tanzania

Tricia Barnett recently spent some time in the participanting communities of our ground-breaking #FarmForTheFuture project near Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Here’s her account. Happily, after days of torrential rain, the sun is out. I am with our project team evaluating our women’s farming project #FarmForTheFuture after two years. We’ve been training impoverished, marginalised women farmers to come out of poverty by growing and selling directly to the highly successful hotel industry in Kilimanjaro. Yesterday, with the rain sheeting down, we went to…

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Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to Shine a Light on Albinism

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to Shine a Light on Albinism

Gavin Bate, owner of responsible tour operator Alternative Adventure, has grand plans for tourism on Mount Kilimanjaro. Not only has he launched Wanawake Tanzania, a programme for equitable employment of women guides and porters on the mountain. Gavin and a fellow mountaineering friend are in the final stages of organising a climb of Kilimanjaro with a difference, taking place next month. Scaling the iconic mountain will be a team of women with albinism, a condition used as an excuse for…

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An update from our #FarmForTheFuture project

An update from our #FarmForTheFuture project

Tricia Barnett recently visited Tanzania and met with the women participating in this groundbreaking project. Here, she shares her impressions and a general update on where things are. I am delighted to share with you the latest news from the path-breaking project that would not have been possible without the support of our generous donors. It’s now been a year since it started and I have just returned from our first evaluation. So much has happened for the women selected…

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Wanawake Tanzania – empowering women through tourism

Wanawake Tanzania – empowering women through tourism

Tanzania, as loyal friends and followers of EiT may have guessed by now, has a special place in our heart. This is why we are particularly pleased to be able to share the following story about an inspiring tourism-led initiative to empower women in this exceptional country. Adventure Alternative is, as the name may suggest, an alternative tour operator offering adventure holidays with a difference and an emphasis on its ethics of responsibility. Its current initiative aims to empower women…

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Meet the women farming for their future

Meet the women farming for their future

Elizabeth Ludovic is one of the #FarmForTheFuture project participants. After consulting with local hotels about their required produce, Elizabeth chose to grow tomatoes and beetroots – and now has the seeds to plant them! Prior to joining the project, she couldn’t afford to buy the necessary pesticide and had such low tomato yields that she stopped growing tomatoes altogether. After receiving agricultural training from SEVIA and learning new farming techniques, Elizabeth gave tomatoes another go – and she couldn’t be…

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