Success Stories

Read inspiring stories from the field about the work we do with our clients.

How a retired banker harnessed the power of cassava to improve livelihoods in her village

Angelita Mbatia is a former Director of Financial Markets from the Central Bank of Tanzania. In 2004, she moved from Dar es Salaam to Bwama village, Kisarawe district. Her motivation to move there was clear: she was inspired by Julius Nyerere’s (Tanzania’s first president) philosophy of self-reliance and wanted to apply this philosophy to helping support the Bwama village community.

Promoting Sustainable Bioenergy in Kenya – Briq-O-Blaze Briquettes

Through MEDA’s M-SAWA project, funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC), TCP is providing 15-20 alternative fuel producer (50% women led) enterprises with training, mentorship, financial support, technical support, online resources, and access to a network of entrepreneurs to generate a positive economic and environmental impact by displacing use of traditional wood charcoal.

Supporting Inter-generational Rice Farming in Kenya

Lucas Odhiambo Oduor has been a rice farmer since childhood, supporting his grandfather and father’s farming business. Now in his early thirties, Lucas is a married father of 3 children. As the first born in his family he is also responsible for supporting his parents and siblings.

Leading the WAY on Bauchi State’s Climate Collaboration Strategy

MEDA’s Women and Youth (WAY) project in Bauchi, Northern Nigeria is witnessing the growing impacts of climate change and biodiversity loss firsthand. Annual precipitation in the past 3 years has consistently been delayed by more than a month and when the rains do come, the intensity of rainfall over short periods of time causes flooding and soil erosion, often taking lives and destroying properties in the process.