The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is striving to bring 100,000 fruit trees to the people of El Salvador. Together with the community, local non-profits, and municipalities, we will bring fruitful trees & horticultural training to areas affected by deforestation, violence, & poverty. Trees will be planted at schools, farmer's cooperatives & community centers, bringing sustainable nutrition & income to struggling families & communities, and training to provide information on planting aftercare.
Deforestation & soil erosion in El Salvador has had serious environmental, social, & economic impacts, and is something that affects mostly the rural population with nearly one million Salvadorans living in poverty & over 50% of El Salvador unsuitable for food cultivation.
FTPF will help family incomes & health by distributing fruit trees to low-income areas to provide a sustainable source of nutrition & help clean the air. FTPF will combat deforestation by incorporating native tree varieties such as the Ojushte/Breadnut tree in the reforestation effort of rural forests. FTPF provides workshops with our professional arborists on horticultural training & aftercare, as well as information on the importance of trees to the community & the environment.
Bringing 100,000 trees to El Salvador provides a long-term, inexpensive & sustainable solution to multiple urgent needs. As the trees grow to maturity, the communities will be enriched by their young forests & community members will have free fruit to add to their diets. Mature fruit trees prevent erosion, create wildlife habitat, contribute to global cooling, provide nutritious food & improve air quality. For generations thousands of people in El Salvador will benefit from the new food forests