In 2022, SThree launched a new partnership with Earthly to support our carbon-offsetting initiatives.
We have planted 2,250 trees which have removed 1,403 tons of carbon through two supporting projects, TIST in Kenya, and Planting Mangroves in Madagascar.
TIST (The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program) has over 148,160 members, 23,252,870 living trees and they have removed 9,395,470 verified tons of carbon in total. The project covers 18 counties in Kenya and takes an inclusive approach with youth, women and men all taking part. In the past five years, all 10,007 participating farmers have reported improved livelihoods and wellbeing. As part of the programme, all farmers have developed and learned skills to adapt to lower rainfall, higher winds and erosion, supporting adaptation to climate change.
The Planting Mangroves project in Madagascar started in 2007 and aims to aid forest restoration which is a critical issue as the country has lost over 90% of its native forest cover to date. Mangroves is an excellent forest type for restoration; it not only stores more carbon than traditional forests, but it also provides multiple benefits to coastal communities, such as storm protection, water filtration and livelihood generation. The project has already contributed to planting over 334 million trees in eight countries and created over 3.3 million workdays for local communities.
How SThree’s contributions have helped TIST on the ground
"Our small-scale agricultural projects have been supported by cash received from TIST periodically; these projects include goat rearing and cattle keeping. We have been able to combat malnutrition in our community since we are able to run our small agricultural projects." -TIST, Kenya Program Team
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