Lloyd's Payback to Nature

I met Lloyd Maanyina in December 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia. He is an incredible man, the founder of the non-profit organisation EcoGREEN Foundation - and it is his dream to payback nature and combat climate change through REforestation!

Many years ago, Lloyd was forced to work as a charcoal burner in order to make a living - a growing industry in Zambia as it is the primary energy source for many people. During this time he was responsible for cutting down countless trees, but in his heart Lloyd always knew that eventually he would make a change and begin his payback to nature.

Several years ago Lloyd decided to start EcoGREEN Foundation, which aims to combat climate change through the planting of trees (as deforestation is a major contributor towards climate change). He started to grow many seedlings in a nursery in front of his home, in the hopes he could begin planting them around the community.

Here is a video created for the network CTGN: Faces of Africa, that tells Lloyd's story:



The PASSION is there. The DREAM is there. All Lloyd needs to make it a reality, is a piece of land (about 2 hectares), where he can begin planting as many trees as possible. Eventually the land will also be home to a school (which Lloyd's wife Charity currently runs in Livingstone), as well as a house for all the volunteers who will be planting the trees. The funds raised will go directly to helping Lloyd buy the piece of land needed.

In the words of Lloyd: "Climate change is non-segregative. If it is here, it is also out there where you are. Let's work together, to make this dream come true.

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