Eagles trains communities how to plant and care
for trees, creating nurseries to grow the seedlings before establishing
small woods in areas prone to flooding. The trees help to contain floods
and protect houses, fields, livestock and people from literally being
washed away. Communities also use them as live fencing to protect their
crops from livestock.
As well as planting trees, we work with
government and non-government organisations to coordinate flood
prevention and agree where communities need to build dykes and storm
drains. We maintain and protect river banks, shoring them up and planting
We help communities prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters
through early warning systems and making contingency plans.
Eagles helps villages successfully apply to
government for boreholes that will provide them with safe water, close to
home. Communities plant trees around the boreholes to conserve
underground water. They learn how to maintain and repair them when
needed. Eagles also trains them in basic hygiene, getting them to build
pit latrines as toilets and throw rubbish in pits.
“Since this change, no one has died of cholera.” (Sophia, 22)