Pastor Dorcas Rigathi to Engage Kilifi Widows in Mangrove Restoration

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Pastor Dorcas Rigathi will engage Kilifi County widows in a mangrove restoration project under her office. This is project is aligned with President Ruto’s goal of restoration of the country’s forests, rangelands, and wetlands. The President’s vision aims to plant over 15 billion trees by 2032.

Speaking in Gede Grounds when she met thousands of the widows, Pastor Dorcas said this is one of the empowerment projects that she intends to do in the coastal county.

“We want to start mangrove restoration in a project that will bring together the widows in the county and the vulnerable populations within this county.

Pastor Dorcas said she has secured an investor who will set up a Carbon Credit institute in the county of Kilifi to train the widows on carbon credit, a project that is set to start in a few weeks.

This follows the signing into law of the Climate Change (Amendment) Bill 2023 by President William Ruto last year which set the stage for the regulation of carbon markets in the country.

This also gave the nod for the country to mobilize resources to strengthen the capacity for climate resilience initiatives joining other countries such as South Africa, Indonesia, and India which have been in efforts to set up domestic carbon trading markets.

Widows’ empowerment program is part of the four pillars under the office of the Spouse of the Deputy President Pastor Dorcas Rigathi.

She also shared her story of being brought up by a widow with them encouraging them never to lose hope.

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