CODEP currently employs 600 people that support 3,000. These 600 are divided into roughly 30 sub-groups that work on different sections of the mountains. This year, CODEP is going to be doubling its membership. These groups also manage tilapia ponds. These are fish are used both for consumption and for selling at the market.
7th Anniversary of the Southeast Asia Tsunami- We Remember
Today we remember all the lives that were lost seven years ago…and Aid Still Required is proud to stand beside survivors as they move forward in their lives. In Aceh, we are working with local NGO partner Yayasan Lamjabat to develop self-sufficency and ecological awareness through reforestation, small business training for women, and clean water. In YL’s work with village farmers, the tree planting not only provide fruit and spices for nourishment and sale, it also improves water tables, stops soil erosion, and assists in halting climate change. ASR also supports local women’s empowerment through handicrafts and small business training.…
Just visited our project village for The Village Reforestation & Advancement Initiative and saw why 40% of the villagers have had to leave. The center of the village is now one large sand drift. Some of the houses have been crushed by the sheer weight of the sand. Other houses have added a second story which now serves as the ground floor. There is one area of the village which looks normal. It’s the area on the north end where a break of trees has been planted. The solution is so simple! http://www.aidstillrequired.org/media.html