We have just awarded a Project Grant to Green Empowerment. Since 2006, Green Empowerment has worked with northern Nicaraguans to combat poverty and deforestation by integrating renewable energy and agroforestry. The grant of $7,700 is a part of a major project with several partners to establish demonstrative sustainable farms in the community of La Camaleona. The project will create tree nurseries, build fenced pastures, establish poultry farms, cultivate shade-grown coffee, and plant native hardwood trees and grains to prevent erosion, recover soil health, and strengthen watershed management. This integrated approach is critical to improving local livelihoods while also conserving threatened rainforest ecosystems. The project would take place over a period of 15 months, with a total budget of $31,350.
Blog #32: Green Empowerment