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KIKUNDI CHA UTUNZAJI MAZINGIRA NA KIHESA KILOLO  (KIUMAKI)

KIKUNDI CHA UTUNZAJI MAZINGIRA NA KIHESA KILOLO (KIUMAKI)

IRINGA, Tanzania

KIUMAKI is a registered group working to improve the life standards of community in Iringa,Tanzania. It was established by a group of people to sustain forest resources uses for improvement of community livelihood,women are given attention in terms of social- economic,education, health and human right activities.

KIUMAKI has three projects.The first project  is forest resources conservation and Rock Art protection.We protect and conserve indiginous trees  and provide  education on environment  issues in Iringa. We managed to conserve  the  Igeleke mountains so far. In July 2009 we implemented the  Saving and credit project,the second project. This project was intended at epowering women through income generating activities. Through this, we managed to buy fertilizer for our farm and pay school fees for our children.All projects are self supported.Members of KIUMAKI are full participated in environment conservation  and make contribution to the  women empowerment. Project  number three is Capacity Building, this project is intended to empower  members of  the organization  to make  them carry out  its responsibilities. The project is under Departiment of natural resources and tourist,Iringa munispal.