The Livelihood Development Fund (LDF)

The Trust introduced livelihood programme through which it channels its development agenda to the
neighboring villages. Through the fund, ecotourism revenue is shared between the communities’ development and Trust operations costs. It is also through the creation of this programme that the Trust was able to link donors and other assistance providers directly to the community needs. The Trust is able to mobilize communities to generate innovative proposals that fit their current needs. They present them to the Trust through their elected officials, where they are approved by the board and revenue generated from ecotourism is distributed on quarterly basis.