To empower communities to actively participate in sustainable natural resources management and conservation for livelihood improvement.
A community empowered in sustainable management of natural resources for improved livelihoods.
Tree Is Life started in 2002 under the auspices of the Nyahururu Catholic parish (now a Diocese) as a training and capacity building community-based project to promote environmental conservation and awareness as well as improve the livelihoods of rural and urban communities.
Nyahururu Catholic Parish priest (now retired) Bishop Luigi played a vital role in ensuring that Tree Is Life realized its mission through providing the much needed support. Through concerted efforts of the then Director Stefan Fokink and public relations officer Fabio Pipinato among other staff, Tree Is Life was able to transit smoothly and within a reasonable time period from a project into a programme that combined both environment and natural resources management with community livelihood improvement.
Tree Is Life was initiated mainly to address environmental degradation & massive forest destruction that was being experienced in parts of Laikipia and Nyandarua Districts (Now Nyandarua and Laikipia counties) in Kenya in the preceding years and promote sustainable use of natural resources.