- Increase access to credit and financing through Village Savings and Loan Groups in order to establish environmentally-friendly micro-enterprises
- Strengthen access to credit through links with mobile money and the establishment of group savings accounts
- Orient local community stakeholders on the linkages between population, health, and environment, identifying community volunteers to champion these ideas
- Establish “model bomas” in 12 villages—a concept adapted from our “model households” approach in Tanzania that showcases households illustrating behaviors that allow families to thrive without taking a toll on their environment and natural resources
Endangered Ecosystems of Northern Tanzania
The northern rangelands cover the heart of Tanzania’s Great Rift Valley. Population growth, competing land use interests, and resource limitations are threatening the ecological integrity of this area. The Northern Tanzania Rangelands Initiative, led by The Nature Conservancy, is a collaborative effort to reverse current trends and permanently protect this landscape.