Local charity eager to plant trees

Sister Thérèse Marie Céline is the coordinator of Mpiahy ny Sahirana, a local charity which helps very poor people.

Members of the association recently planted 3,000 tree samplings and are planning to plant an additional 2,000. With the exception of 400 papaye trees, all are eucalyptus. 

“We already knew about soil erosion and resulting damage. Now we are facing wood shortage, we don’t have enough supply to cook or build our fences,” says Sister Thérèse Marie Céline. “Following the sensitization carried out by the WWF team, we decided to participate in the reforestation campaign.”

Members clubbed together to buy land
The charity’s members clubbed together to buy some land and reforest it. WWF provided them with samplings, plastic pots and practical training.

“In that way we believe we can protect our land,” adds Sister Thérèse Marie Céline. “Our members want to become models and teach or encourage other people, including farmers, so that they follow our example and strengthen WWF’s efforts.”

 / ©: Olivier van Bogaert
Sister Thérèse Marie Céline
© Olivier van Bogaert

We are facing wood shortage, we don’t have enough supply to cook or build our fences

Sister Thérèse Marie Céline

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