NCWKNational Council of Women of Kenya
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Maathai's political endeavors were seeded in part when she joined the NCWK, an organization devoted to improving the status and involvement of women in politics.
Maathai reported the continued growth of a critical mass of Kenyans eager for alternatives in community development." By late 1977, news of the tree-planting initiatives had spread throughout the NCWK networks; and soon farmers, schools, and churches were eager to set up their own programs." (45) By the early 1990s, participants in the Green Belt Movement had planted around ten million indigenous trees, involving up to eighty thousand Kenyan women in reforestation.
Again, the League is partnering with the NCWK for this two-year initiative.