Conclusion

Through taking simple measures to look after their environment, the harvest in the area of Diourbel is starting to increase because the quality of the soil is starting to improve.

Remember this is only the beginning. There is much work yet to do. For example so far 14,000 tree saplings have been grown and given to villagers. Many more are needed. Also it will take many years for some of these trees to fully grow. Only then will the impact really be seen.

However, the people in the area of Diourbel now certainly understand the importance of looking after the environment. It means the difference between life and death for the communities there.

Hope for a better future

Christian Aid also understands the importance of looking after the environment. For them helping people in communities like Diourbel to look after their environment means that they are doing God's will in two ways:

    • they are helping people in need - just as Jesus taught
    • they are helping people to look after their environment and the world which God created.

Really the two mean the same thing in the end. If we do not all look after our environment and the planet Earth as a whole, then in the future, the Earth will not be able to look after us.

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