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Jun 12, 2019

We're off to El Salvador!

Hola friends of FTPF,

We are off for the seventh year in a row to the beautiful country of El Salvador, where we will be planting and distributing thousands of fruit trees to rural Salvadoran farmers and families. We will be sharing live updates from the field, so be sure to follow along on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we will also be sending a summary here on GlobalGiving once we return. We will also be visiting Guatemala after our projects in El Salvador, so stay tuned for more information on the tree-planing happening there as well.

Thank you for your continued support, and here's to a fruitful future for all Salvadoran people!

Jun 12, 2019

Every single student has fresh fruit to eat...

At St. Benedict’s Grade School in Jinja, Uganda, we were overjoyed to find the kind of results that show just how magical fruit trees can be. Standing underneath the canopy of the orchard, with her students nearby, here’s how deputy headteacher Elizabeth Amedo described the results:

“The fruit trees from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation’s project have provided nutrition for every single student and teacher in our school. The students appreciate the fruits so much that they line up, sometimes three times a week, to receive and share this fruit in groups, which also teaches them about charity and compassion for one another.”

We had goosebumps as the teachers and students here reminded us of exactly why we are so dedicated to our mission. Many thanks to Elizabeth for being such a great champion for her schoolyard orchard and to all the other schools and families who participate in Fruit Tree 101!

May 29, 2019

Let's plant fruit trees in Brazil in 2020

Ola friends,

Thank you for your continued support of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation and our project in Brazil!

We were unable to reach our fundraising goal for 2019, but we are committed to this project and have rescheduled our trip to Mococa until March 2020. Our partners in Brazil. Grupo Ecológico Ohlo d'Agua, are continuing their work to grow beautiful fruit tree saplings to support the project, and are also working with the community to organize the plantings that will now happen in 2020.

We will continue to keep you updated on this and our other projects throughout the year. We are writing currently from the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, where we are planting four orchards consisting of 140 fruit trees on tribal lands in order to restore food sovereignty and help establish a native-led food system.

But we still have work to do in Brazil! A donation today will make a big difference in helping us reach our fundraising goal to bring thousands of fruit trees to this very vulnerable part of the world.

Muito obrigada (thank you very much),

The FTPF Team

 
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