Kilimanjaro Environmental Care Awareness (KECA)

Kilimanjaro Environmental Care Awareness (KECA) is an initiative of the Kilimanjaro Responsible Trekking Organization (KRTO).  KRTO is a Tanzanian Non-Governmental Organization, not a porter membership organization, or a tour operating business, and does not collect any fees from porters or climbing companies. KRTO is an initiative of the International Mountain Explorers Connection (IMEC).

KECA organises educational programs for porters and crews as Leave no Trace, an Environmental care project.

KECA’s Impact

Since 2003, KECA’s work has had a tremendous impact for porters climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. These include:

  • Leave No Trace (LNT) Environmental Care Awareness workshops: 172
  • Training of 15 Porters as LNT Instructors – a first ever for porters to be certified as Leave no Trace teachers!