Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative

Kilwa Masoko, Tanzania, Africa
We empower rural Tanzanian communities to own and economically benefit from their natural forests through sustainable timber production. The income that they generate from timber is used to fund local development projects, such as building wells, clinics, and schools, and thus improving access to key services like clean water, healthcare, and education. These benefits provide rural people with concrete incentives to protect their forests, as well as the unique wildlife within them.