MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA Transporting Diverse Trees to Planting Sites Anteater Living in 3 yr Ceiba Tree Planted by ACCT Well Managed Diverse 3.5 year old Trees

Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca

Org #11586
Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified
2009
year founded
$456,507
raised on GlobalGiving
10
years fundraising
1
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

We create seed collection networks within rural communities and capacitate families including women and children to produce the tree saplings. We use sponsorship money to buy the saplings, transport them to participating family farm owned by a Costa Rican family. We pay workers to plant the trees and build protective fences. For 4 years afterwards, we return to chop grasses and maintain the trees until they reach safe height for survival. We return to each family farm once a year and prescribed times, we allow the family to harvest some lumber through the thinning process. The family can collect all fruits. Our plantings are highly diverse native species. We also engage in regular edu... read more

Project Leaders
Jennifer Smith
Jennifer Smith
HEATHER KLINE
HEATHER KLINE
Team
Jennifer Smith, Casimiro Vargas, Cristian Mena, Erica Largen, Milady Fallas, Barbara Daitch, Dalmas Tiampati, Elena Vargas, Elpidio Cascante, Estela Garbanzo Cisneros, Dunia Cascante, Liver Chinchilla Valverde, Dona Chinchilla Valverde, Jose Angel Pereira Benavides, Amy Shrift, Melissa Goldenberg, Joseph Trevino, Nathan Hirschaut, Summer Nelson, Rhea Cortado, Carlos Cerdas Gambioa, Jann Grimm, Bart en Kate
Organization Information
80 meters southwest Platanillo School Platanillo de Perez Zeledon Costa Rica
Platanillo, Perez Zeledon 8000
Costa Rica
001 506 83453309
Organization Information
80 meters southwest Platanillo School Platanillo de Perez Zeledon Costa Rica
Platanillo, Perez Zeledon 8000
Costa Rica
001 506 83453309

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Tree Nursery IN KENYA IS growing !!

By Jennifer Smith | Project Leader

We are so thrilled to report that our tree nursery with the MASSAI in eastern Kenya is growing so strong and diverse. We are pleased that the kids are still collecting important tree seeds for animal... Read the full report ›

See our Tree Planting projects from SPACE!!

By Jennifer Smith | Project Leader

We are still in dry season in Costa Rica and beginnng to prepare for our planting season which will begin in May. Meanwhile, we are busy collecting seeds and producing baby trees in our tree... Read the full report ›

The Massai Tree Nursery in Kenya is so healthy

By jennifer Smith | Project Leader

Our work in Kenya continues with so much recent growth. We are thrilled to report that the new tree nursery in the village of Enkutoto Nahalala is filling up fast with all kinds of species of baby... Read the full report ›
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