Tree project aids community

2014-03-13 00:00

THE Wildlife Conservation Trust is rewarding community members who get involved with collecting waste or growing indigenous trees with items that make their lives easier.

The trust is involved in a bartering system with community members in which community members are encouraged to grow indigenous trees or collect waste.

Once the trees have reached a certain level or the waste has reached a certain weight, they can barter with Wildlands for livelihood support items.

Last week, the organisation handed over JoJo tanks, a popular purchase option for environmental entrepreneurs in the uThun­gulu District, as they provide water security in these disadvantaged communities where formal water supply infrastructures do not exist.

Wildlands marketing manager Lauren Laing said the community members who received JoJo tanks now have access to water for personal consumption and other uses.

The JoJo tanks which store rain water save women and children much time and effort as they do not have to walk to and from the communal source of water with 25-litre containers on their heads or in wheelbarrows.

Those who benefited said the system was working.

Sithulile Sikhosana (34), who started participating in the project three years ago, said, “We have bought JoJo tanks, bicycles, cement, door frames and groceries.

“We couldn’t have afforded all this if it wasn’t for this amazing project in our community.”

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