Location / SC
Bitereko subcounty, Mitooma District.
Harriet Musinguzi emerged as a pioneer in the Trees for Global Benefits (TGB) project, joining between 2003 and 2005 through a women’s group that was convened for training by ECOTRUST. Her journey is deeply rooted in a commitment to environmental conservation and the pursuit of essential resources.
Motivations for Joining:
Harriet’s decision to join the TGB project was fueled by a desire for sustainable access to firewood, timber, and, most importantly, a commitment to environmental conservation. Her vision aligned seamlessly with the goals of the project, setting the stage for a transformative engagement.
Education and Family Prosperity:
Through her participation, Harriet received carbon payments that played a crucial role in financing her children’s education. Today, her children have successfully completed school and are gainfully employed, a testament to the long-term impact of the project on family prosperity. The increased household income allowed for diversification, leading to investments in cattle keeping and the acquisition of a household vehicle.
Gratitude to ECOTRUST:
Harriet expresses deep gratitude to ECOTRUST for the transformative impact of the TGB project on her family’s life. The project not only supported educational pursuits but also contributed significantly to enhancing the overall economic well-being of her household.
Sustainable Tree Management:
Harriet’s commitment to sustainability is evident in her strategic approach to tree management. Recognizing the importance of quality over quantity, she has implemented thinning practices to remove poor-quality trees, allowing the remaining ones to thrive and grow larger. Her foresight extends to maintaining the trees for an extended period, with no immediate plans for harvesting.