A woman works in a green field.

Kandhasamy Antonysamy, Nursery Promotion

Alongside the foothills in Naickanoor and Othaiyur district, India, trees and forests are being stripped, resulting in depleting water sources and shrinking green cover that have caused many families to migrate elsewhere. Kandhasamy Antonysamy has created the Nursery Promotion project to give women and youth the knowledge, opportunities and skills to transform the area back to the green village it once was. Furthermore, participants will sell tree seedlings for income, which will be reinvested to establish nurseries to continue the giving cycle.

GRANT AWARD DATE: January 6, 2016