The health of the environment is inextricably linked to the health of the communities that rely on it. An unhealthy environment can cause illness, affect livelihoods and keep people trapped in a cycle of poverty.
In June 2014, MH officially launched a project to engage the people of Sohdra in an environmental conservation and waste management programme. As with all of our projects, we worked closely with local communities to raise awareness of environmental issues and to develop measures to tackle these.
During the programme, six community based organisations were formed, 400 trees were planted and 50 waste disposal units were installed in the area.
Most importantly, a community was mobilised and locals were able to engage with the government to bring about change for the future.