It is the people of the local communities meaning those living in the project area. We fund the organisations that work with the communities directly. Most of the time it is men's role to do the heavy work such as planting, transportation, weeding and other site maintenance like building fences. The women will focus on managing tree nurseries while they chat and their children would be wandering around in a closed environment.
The women represent about 54% of the workforce engaged in reforestation work - on average across our portfolio as of today. It varies between cultures. For example, in the Ashaninka indigenous community, women only represent 20% of the workforce. In Kenya, it is 50% with the new community while it used to be 66% with the former communities, but our partner ITF is working towards increasing their participation. In the foothills of Kenya, communities are dominated by women in numbers, as the men have left the household or are trying to make a living in the city hence lone mothers should be supported
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