Kenya experienced one of the worst drought in its history because it lost its trees. Forest cover is now down to 7.8%.

Meet Kenya Mutiso and Helen Thornton-Mutiso whose mission is to cover up Kenya’s bare ground . They want to teach Kenyans how to grow forests in their own background, and make money from medicines, foodstuffs, skincare & bee products and decorations to fibres, oils, tannins and dyes.

It can’t come soon enough. Millions of rural households in Kenya, use an average of 10 kilogrammes of dry wood a day to cook – the equivalent of a three-year fast growing tree.

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