Over 500 projects underway from carbon credits in Amerindian villages – Guyana Times
Over 500 projects that run the gamut from tourism to agriculture, are currently being pursued from the $4.7 billion that was given to hundreds of Indigenous villages as part of their share from the US$150 million carbon credit sale.
Over 240 Indigenous villages had received a share from the $4.7 billion (US$22.5 million), which is 15 per cent of the US$150 million initial payments from the sale of Guyana’s forest carbon credits to Hess Corporation.
“An eco-tourism site within our village here. With the neighbouring communities, we can all join together. Because close to my village is the White-Water resort, which is very close to Bartica. So, by working together with them also, it can even make things easier for people to enter into the village,” the Toshao had said, during an exclusive interview with this publication in September.
Further, he had outlined that the Industrial Arts Centre would feature skills training such as joinery and welding. It would also facilitate meetings under better conditions, and the mini supermarket would aid in teaching youths about business, as well as letting them earn an income so they can offset personal expenses.
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