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Uganda – Lira

Lira

About The Project

Families in Lira survive mostly on cereals and root tubers and malnourishment is a common issue for children in the area. Thickets and short bushes scatter the landscape in Lira, but tree cover is minimal. Lira was affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels. Many people settled after the long insurgency and consequently are opening up land for farming and settlement. As a result, vegetation, including trees, has been cleared to create farmland and the demand for fuelwood and charcoal is growing rapidly.

General Information

Year Started:

2016

# Farmers in Project:

171

% of Farmers by Gender:

Male: 47%, Female: 53%

Current Project Phase:

Optimization

Lira At A Glance

427,500


Total Trees to be Planted

1,677


Total Indirect Beneficiaries

Meet Lira's Lead Technician

Richard Ssali Kaggwa

Lead Technician - Lira
Richard is one of TREES’ longest staff in East Africa, since 2011. He is very driven, meets goals and adheres to deadlines consistently and has therefore been a team builder and mentor for other TREES staff.He holds a bachelors in Information Technology and taught secondary school for many years.

He has also been involved with youth in Uganda as a member of International Scout and Guide Fellowship, serving as Secretary for the Africa Regional Committee. He has also been a member of the Technical Committee of Uganda Badminton Association, handling the IT section running their tournament planner software for whenever there are international and national matches. Richard is has volunteered with the Uganda Red Cross Society as First Aider, and is a Community Drug Distributor.

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Your donation has a direct impact on the earth and lives of the people who need it most. By helping us plant trees, you give families the ability to transition from unsustainable farming techniques to a Forest Garden system. Your donation not only sustains and empowers them, but also changes their lives forever.

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