Kenyan newspaper The Star writes about an eco-credit scheme run by our partner Coastal and Marine Resource Development (Comred) in Kwale county on the Kenyan coast. The article describes the Shangani self-help group, one of the beneficiaries of Comred’s eco-credit scheme, where people are diversifying their sources of income. Comred gives grants to community groups as an incentive for conservation as they boost the economy of members. The groups don’t have to pay Comred back, but they are expected to undertake conservation activities to qualify for the grant.
Read the full article: Eco-credit scheme drives Kwale to protect habitat.
Find out more about our work with Comred on ‘blue loans‘ in Kenya.