Machemba village is in Kidodoma ward, Nampungu division, Tunduru District. The village is 32 kilometers from town of Tunduru district. The village land is 18,198.46 hectares and most of this land contain hills,valleys and flat lands.
MCDI began working in Sauti Moja village in 2014. Together with our key partners(MJUMITA and WWF), MCDI have been assisting the village undertake the many steps required for PFM – e.g. conduct a village land use plan, identify and demarcate boundaries for a Village Land Forest Reserve, establish a Village Natural Resource Committee (VNRC), and seek approval of by-laws and management plans at village, ward and district levels. Once PFM was well established in Sauti moja village, we introduced the concept of the group certification scheme. We provided training about the FSC principles and criteria, rules of membership, biodiversity monitoring requirements, etc. A pre-entry inspection was carried out, then the village applied for registration and once an audit was completed in 2010 it was officially approved for inclusion in the group FSC scheme.