Livelihoods have also been improved through the installation of tippy taps in the Asháninka community, where over 100 families have been trained to wash their hands and improve hygiene. This reduces the spread of diseases and improves health in the community overall.
Our next challenge is to implement similar plans in rainforest communities of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in Lubutu. We’ve already started working with communities here by creating fuel efficient stoves, reducing the need for fuelwood and improving health by funnelling smoke out of village homes. We’re also investing in health posts and education, creating more resilient communities who will no longer need to sell their land.
By creating long-term sustainable projects, communities the Democratic Republic of the Congo have gained better standards of living which will last a lifetime.