Help 50 Afghan Farmers Plant Fruit Trees

 
$1,510
$8,490
Raised
Remaining
Soon our farmers will sell their fruit in markets.
Soon our farmers will sell their fruit in markets.

As the leaves start falling, our Afghan farmers are eagerly anticipating the planting of their fruit trees. Project funding to date will allow us to support 10 farmers with around 50 fruit trees each (enough to cover half a jerib of land). In addition to receiving their saplings before the end of the month, the farmers have been trained on the basics of planting, pruning, growth and pest control, tree nutrition, irrigation, and harvesting. 

On behalf of our farmers and everyone at GPFA, thank you for helping to make this project possible. These fruit trees will provide increased income for Afghan families, as well as enrich the environment by improving the water, soil and air supply. Thank you!

Thank you for your generous support to help provide fruit trees for 50 Afghan farmers!  Planting season is quickly approaching (beginning in September) and our farmer families are working to prepare their land to plant more fruit trees.

With the funds raised thus far, GPFA will be able to provide at least 275 fruit trees, enough to help 6 farmers develop new commercially viable orchards.  With your continued support we know we can reach our goal of helping 50 farmers!  GPFA will provide farmers with saplings and the required training to learn the basics of planting, pruning, growth and pest control, tree nutrition, irrigation, and harvesting. Not only will this increased volume of fruit trees benefit Afghan farmers and their families, but these trees will help renew the environment by improving the local air, water, and soil.

We hope you’ll join us in continuing to support Afghan farmers in generating sustainable livelihoods through the planting of fruit trees. We look forward to sending out another update this fall with highlights from the planting season!

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Project Leader

Kate McLetchie

New York, New York United States

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