The environment in Kalawa Village, Makueni County in Kenya has changed over the years. Vegetation cover has been reducing gradually and currently, the land almost stands bare. Community living here on the other hand has grown in number and needs. There are more families and livestock in Kalawa, who fully depend on this depleted environment for food, water, firewood,
materials to make their houses and other basic needs. The result is that people and livestock have to move long distances for pasture and water; while women have to walk far in search of firewood.