Every quarter we donate to One Tree Planted in order to help them plant trees around the world.
Those who shopped in our webshop during the the 3rd quarter of 2023 (July 1 - September 30) have contributed to planting 885 trees in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and India.
Thank you for your support.
The International Small Group and Tree Planting Program (TIST) supports Small Groups of subsistence farmers in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and India to combat the devastating effects of deforestation, poverty, and drought. Farmers come together in Small Groups of 6-12, forming Clusters of 20-70 Small Groups. Clusters meet monthly to address agricultural, HIV/AIDS, nutritional, and fuel challenges, as well as to discuss tree planting. As TIST expands to more groups and more areas, it ensures more trees, more biodiversity, more climate change benefit and more income for more people.
The trees that the TIST farmers plant provide food, fodder, fruits, fuel, building materials as well as windbreaks and shade. They also absorb carbon as they grow, thus reducing the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that is driving climate change. The shade and water retention reduce soil temperatures, improve soil moisture, water supply, and crop yields. The other agricultural improvements improve the soil carbon, and thus improve fertility and production
Photo credit: One Tree Planted.