How to create a forest

Ms Birzegen Yiman on the conservation site at Lalibela, Ethiopia. Photo: LWF/C. Kästner

LWF conserves environment in Ethiopia

When Birzegen Yiman, 30, looks over the construction site, she does not see dust and dirt. She notices the more than 300 women and few men who carry heavy rocks, build terraces and shovel the dark Ethiopian soil. However, when she closes her eyes she can visualize a forest.

“Where there is a forest, there is life,” Birzegen Yimam says. “We create life for the people. In ten years, this region will be completely covered in green.”