5 year old Trees We love to do the dirty work!! MAASAI COMMUNITY CARBON TREES AFRICA Community Tree Nursery

Community Carbon Trees- Costa RIca

Org #11586
Vetted since 2013 Site Visit Verified
2009
year founded
$339,226
raised on GlobalGiving
8
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
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:

May 10, 2022
We LOVE Trees in Kenya
The drought continues in Kenya and through the green belt of Africa which is a huge motivator for the Massai communities to continue to plant trees. The valley where we collaborate with clans in...
May 10, 2022
YAY for Rainy Planting Season and our Tree Nursery Workers
Our work depends on Mother Nature. And This year, the rainy season has started early with full force. It seems we has the dryest few months ever and now we are excited to see the rain falling. Seeds...
Jan 13, 2022
Dry Season in Kenya
Kenya is also within the tropical zone where dry season is hitting our equatorial region. Its time to let the trees dig for water and protect them fromt he grazing animals, like sheep and cows that...
 
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