WHAT WE DO
Each community forms a project group and each participant commit to plant at least 100 trees (With at least 50% being fruit trees).
The agroforestry model focus on harnessing all the benefits of trees, this allows communities to use their land in a sustainable way.
Donors can use the carbon sequestered by the trees to offset their carbon footprint at the same time as providing direct support to families most impacted by deforestation and climate change.
HOW IT WORKS
By planting trees, donors have the opportunity to offset their annual carbon footprint.
Studies have shown that, on average, a tropical tree will sequester at least 20kg of carbon every year during its growth cycle of 40 years.
A one-off investment of just 300 trees can offset an average annual UK carbon footprint of 6 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) every year for 40+ years.
In Central America, more than half of rural families live below the poverty line often having to survive on less than £3.50 per day.
After three years, families can start to harvest fruit crops. This provides both food security and an income stream of up to £900 annually for each family.
It may not seem much, but this represents an average 60% increase in their annual household income.