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Nov 23, 2016

Giving Thanks: One Family's Story

Jose with his mangos
Jose with his mangos

In honor of Thanksgiving, we want to give thanks to YOU. Because of your support, this year we saw a long-term dream of ours come to fruition: a family lifted out of poverty entirely thanks to fruit trees.

Meet Jose, member of the Los Decidios Farmer's Cooperative in El Salvador, who told FTPF during our visit to his home in July that he is currently supporting his entire family on the income generated from his FTPF fruit trees: 

"Four days ago I cut down about 700 mangoes and by the end of the week it was about 1,000 fruits. I support my entire family solely on the income from these mangoes, that is what we are surviving on right now. This program has been extremely important for us." 

This is what it is all about. 

Your support has given Jose and his family economic freedom. And for that, we thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving

 

PS: Don't forget to participate in #GivingTuesday on November 29th, 2016. Each donation made to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation through GlobalGiving will be generously matched by the Gates Foundation!

Nov 23, 2016

Giving Thanks: One Family's Story

Jose with his mangos
Jose with his mangos

In honor of Thanksgiving, we want to give thanks to YOU. Because of your support, this year we saw a long-term dream of ours come to fruition: a family lifted out of poverty entirely thanks to fruit trees.

Meet Jose, member of the Los Decidios Farmer's Cooperative in El Salvador, who told FTPF during our visit to his home in July that he is currently supporting his entire family on the income generated from his FTPF fruit trees: 

"Four days ago I cut down about 700 mangoes and by the end of the week it was about 1,000 fruits. I support my entire family solely on the income from these mangoes, that is what we are surviving on right now. This program has been extremely important for us." 

This is what it is all about. 

Your support has given Jose and his family economic freedom. And for that, we thank you.

Happy Thanksgiving

 

PS: Don't forget to participate in #GivingTuesday on November 29th, 2016. Each donation made to the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation through GlobalGiving will be generously matched by the Gates Foundation!

Oct 14, 2016

Fruit Tree 101 in Arizona - Spring 2017

Esmond Station K-8 School in Tucson, AZ
Esmond Station K-8 School in Tucson, AZ

Aloha Fruit Tree lovers,

The FTPF team is hard at work launching our new nurseries at our local headquarters here on the Big Island of Hawaii. We will be bringing thousands and thousands of beautiful tropical fruit trees to the islands in the coming months and years, but first we need to build our infastructure (if you want to help with this project, we are currently running a micro-project to help fund our nurseries!)

Back on the mainland, our team is making preparations for a series of Fruit Tree 101 school plantings throughout Arizona in Spring 2017. FTPF has been working in Arizona for over a decade, with dozens of successful orchards at schools, commnity centers, and Native American reservations from Tucson to Phoenix to Flagstaff. Currently we are in talks with several schools in the north, and are working on partnerships with AmeriCorps, Northern Arizona University, Prescott Unified School District, and the local Cooperative Extension office. We would appreciate any support you can offer us, including donations, volunteering at one of our planting events, and telling your frineds and family about our work in the Southwest! See the the attached articles about our projects last year :)

Thank you for all the support, and as always, keep on planting!

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