MeeMaken supports new project The Hunger Project Netherlands

For several years, MeeMaken has supported the charity The Hunger Project Netherlands. In the past period, achieving self-reliance in the village of Gbégourou in Benin has been central to this. The Gbégourou community has made tremendous progress, making it a truly self-reliant community. A result they can be justifiably proud of!

Together with The Hunger Project Netherlands, we looked at a new project for the upcoming years that fits with MeeMaken. A sustainable project, which is about putting the development of people and nature at the center.


Gewocha Forest, Ethiopia

The choice fell on restoring the primeval forest of Gewocha Forest in Ethiopia. Together with the local communities, WeForest and The Hunger Project will work on banishing erosion, hunger and poverty. As MeeMaken, we would like to support this good cause in the coming years.


Continue to strengthen living standards, food security and biodiversity in order to combat the consequences of climate change and make communities resilient and self-reliant.

What will be done?

  • Restore 10,000 hectares of degraded land (plant 7 million
    trees; erect fences and dams).
  • Create 925 hectares of food forests on farmyards (plant 1.5 million trees and shrubs) for more healthy food and income.
  • Continue to strengthen the self-reliance, climate resilience, income and forest management of the population.

photo credits: Johannes Odé

"Towards a prosperous future for the forest of Gewocha and its inhabitants in Jabi-Tehnan, Ethiopia"