Location / SC

Bitereko subcounty, Mitooma District.

Entry year


Trees Planted


Lilian Bandi stands as a pioneer in the Trees for Global Benefits (TGB) project, recalling her journey with gratitude and a profound sense of purpose. Her involvement began with a workshop training by ECOTRUST, an experience that laid the foundation for a transformative chapter in her life.

Early Engagement and Tree Planting:

Enthused by the workshop training, Lilian eagerly joined the TGB project, diving into tree planting with enthusiasm. Her commitment paid off as the trees flourished, earning her carbon payments that marked the beginning of a sustainable source of income.

Timber Harvesting for a Greater Cause:

As her trees matured, Lilian faced a financial need. With wisdom and resourcefulness, she decided to harvest some of the matured trees, selling timber and earning over UGX 1 million. This unexpected windfall became a lifeline for Lilian, enabling her to care for orphaned children left behind by her late son.

Beekeeping and Community Engagement:

Beyond tree planting, Lilian expanded her horizons by joining a business group. Here, she became part of a beekeeping project supported by ECOTRUST. The children under her care actively contributed by creating handmade bee hives, fostering the growth of her beekeeping project. Lilian is now reaping the benefits, with a steady supply of honey for sale, becoming a vital income stream for her household.

Gratitude to ECOTRUST:

Lilian expresses heartfelt gratitude to ECOTRUST for the TGB Project, acknowledging its pivotal role in enhancing her household income and ensuring the well-being of the orphans under her care. Her success story underscores the transformative power of sustainable initiatives.

Encouragement and Advocacy:

Eager to share her positive experience, Lilian encourages others to join the TGB project immediately and start planting trees. She emphasizes the tangible impact on both financial stability and community welfare.

Continued Support and Thanks:

Lilian’s journey epitomizes the positive ripple effects of the TGB project, from tree planting to timber harvesting and beekeeping. She extends her appreciation to ECOTRUST for fostering initiatives that not only benefit individuals but also contribute to the collective prosperity of communities.