One of FCM key aims is to build healthy and sustainable communities. By supporting groups that take practical action in their local communities we enable people to improve their places for themselves. We work with local community groups and collaborate with the Rwanda development board to create a sustained environmental change in a safe, enjoyable and effective way.
We provide start-up funds through cooperatives for development of needed infrastructure (community schools, upgrading of family homes to create homestays, purchase of school materials for children).
Our community support has greatly reduced human encroachment on Rwanda’s National parks by communities leaving in there vicinities and activities like tree slashing are no longer traceable.
FCM community sensitization projects are making the local people better appreciate the richness and diversity of Rwanda’s wildlife, motivating them to take ownership of these precious resources.