Spring is right around the corner and so is FTPF's next trip to Central America--and we want you join us!
FTPF has been working in both El Salvador and Guatemala for years to bring the beauty and bounty of fruit trees to those who need them the most. We invite volunteers to work side-by-side with our staff and local families to plant thousands of trees at schools, farmer's cooperatives, and low-income neighborhoods.
This is a very unique experience to spend time with local people and make a real, tangible difference in the local community's health and well-being. As a previous volunteer said about his experience: "I honestly could not find a better use of my time than volunteering with the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation."
To apply, visit our website or send an email to email@example.com. Please note that the Guatemala itinerary has yet not been added, but if you are interested in that part of the trip, just let us know. We hope to plant trees with you soon!
A cooperative member with her one-year old cashew!
With your help, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation has planted more than 80,000 trees in five countries in 2019, bringing the environmental, nutritional, economic, and social benefits of fruit trees to thousands of people in diverse communities around the world. We have planted orchards at schools, public parks, gardens, native and indigenous lands, forest reserves, community, health, and rehabilitation centers, farmers cooperatives, prisons, and nonprofits working towards food and environmental justice.
We are so grateful to all of our friends and supporters who have contributed towards our programs this year and hope you will consider making a year-end donation to help us bring fruit trees to those in El Salvador and around the world who need them most in 2020!
During our time in El Salvador earlier this summer, we visited the Los Decidios Cooperative to conduct aftercare workshops and document previously planted trees in the community. As we were leaving, we were asked to wait for a surprise...
We were presented with these beautiful "flores de mango" (mango flowers) made by cooperative member Sylvia from fruit grown on trees donated by FTPF. Many of the cooperative members sell "flores de mango" as well as whole mangos along the highways leading in and out of the capital city of San Salvador to earn extra income for their families. These were some of the most delicious mangos we've ever tasted, made extra special knowing they are products of FTPF's work and progress in El Salvador over the years!
Thanks to each and every one of you for your continued support of our mission to plant 100,000 fruit trees in El Salvador in order to support hard-working Salvadorans like Sylvia!
We are off for the seventh year in a row to the beautiful country of El Salvador, where we will be planting and distributing thousands of fruit trees to rural Salvadoran farmers and families. We will be sharing live updates from the field, so be sure to follow along on our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we will also be sending a summary here on GlobalGiving once we return. We will also be visiting Guatemala after our projects in El Salvador, so stay tuned for more information on the tree-planing happening there as well.
Thank you for your continued support, and here's to a fruitful future for all Salvadoran people!
As we gear up for our trip to El Salvador this year to continue our goal to plant 100,000 fruit trees around the country, we wanted to let our generous supporters know that we are also inviting you to join us on this eco-tree-planting-adventure!
We are welcoming hard-working, adventurous, and caring friends of FTPF to travel with our staff to El Salvador in July 2019 to help us plant and distribute thousands of fruit trees to rural families, students, and farmers. You can learn more and sign up to join us on our website: Volunteer in El Salvador 2019.
I myself served as a volunteer on this very trip with FTPF in 2013 and am happy to share some my personal experience, or you can also read some other previous volunteers’ experiences here: Volunteer El Salvador Reviews
Thank you to everyone for believing in the power of fruit trees to change the world, and we hope to see you in the field soon!
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