From the start we have planted and replanted ten thousand of trees. We also installed gabions (water barriers made of stones) and dams to stop the erosion. To safeguard the planted trees, we hired two permanent guards from the surrounding villages to protect the land from grazing animals and people cutting trees. Now, in the meantime, a real forest has started to develop with a diversity of trees, lots of birds and even some animals.
In time we got to know the surrounding community of the area, called Jogo Gededa, better. On the request to continue supporting and improving the area, we talked with the community and local government how to turn this into an even more sustainable project.