The Tree Project
Less than 100 years ago, much of Malawi was covered in thick forests but with population growth, the increased need for land to farm and the production of charcoal have led to major deforestation. During the rainy season, the lack of trees is becoming a big problem with large patches of land being easily washed away.
Our woodland development projects encourage communities to plant trees. We encourage the communities to consider how they might repopulate the environment with trees. At Fisherman’s Rest, we also practice what we teach, with our private game reserve reforested over the last 16 years. It has been a great achievement to be able to provide sufficient quantities of wood to fire quarter of a million bricks for the school building projects without causing further deforestation.