Case Study: How trees helped Tabitha

"I never imagined I would be able to grow and sell bananas, so I am very happy." Tabitha, Kenya

After being supplied with saplings, seeds and tools by CAFOD, Tabitha grows a number of fruit trees at the bottom of her farm. Her trees are flourishing and the reward for all her hard work can be seen on their branches. "When I found the first fruit, I was very impressed", Tabitha said. "I sell the bananas to pay for school fees. Two of my children are in secondary school and four in primary." Tabitha's trees are part of a larger CAFOD-supported project that has seen more than 3,000 trees planted in the Kitui region of Kenya. Along with water from a dam built as part of the project, the trees have transformed Tabitha's life. In addition to bananas, she is able to grow passion fruit, mango and a variety of vegetables, giving her family a sustainable supply of healthy food.

Trees for life

This gift will supply a family with five fruit tree saplings plus the tools and training to produce their own tree nursery.

Why buy this gift?

  • The trees provide nutrient-rich fruit to eat year after year
  • Extra fruit can be sold at market to produce an income

This includes the option to print a gift card at home.

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