100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador

by Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
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Summary

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.
$13,000.00
total goal
$10,628.00
remaining
18
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year active

Challenge

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.

Solution

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.

Long-Term Impact

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.ftpf.org
The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation website
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Organization Information

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ftpf.org
Project Leader:
Cem Akin
Pittsburgh, PA United States
$2,372 raised of $13,000 goal
 
63 donations
$10,628 to go
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