TIST Women in Kenya: Changing Lives by Planting Trees (Video)

How these women are changing local lives
Image by Lynn Johnson, Ripple Effects Images

Working together with the TIST Project, Kenyan women are changing local lives and growing community resources.

The following video takes you on a journey into the lives of women empowered by their voluntary involvement in planting and maintaining groves of trees with the revolutionary TIST forestry model.

TIST Women from TIST on Vimeo.

TIST: The International Small Group and Tree Planting program has now reached more than 90,000 members (35,000 of which are women) and 18 million trees planted. This video features the women of TIST Kenya who number more than 25,000.

It is a fact that the highest impact programs that mitigate climate change are those that invest in women. Statistics show that when women are offered even a small opportunity, they pay it forward to their families and communities at three times the rate that men do. Climate change dollars designated for women’s programs have a significant impact on both human lives and the environment.

Barbara Kingsolver, Ripple Effect Images

Women empowered by their environment is an unstoppable force!

The results are nothing short of miraculous

Local Farmers Make it all Possible

The real credit for the outstanding results of this program belongs to the local subsistence farmers who collect indigenous seeds, make nurseries, plant seedlings, and keep them alive through droughts, floods, cattle and goat raids and rogue elephants. TIST farmers are proud of the benefits their trees are having on their lives and on the global environment.

Co-Founder, TIST