Usually this time of year, our staff and volunteers would be in the field on our project in El Salvador, planting and distributing thousands of trees with schools and farmers cooperatives. However, as a result of the current situation in the country due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have had to postpone our activities. That being said, the trees are safe and sound in their nurseries, and as soon as it is safe for our local team and the communities we work with, we will resume our work to bring the environmental, nutritional, and economic benefits of fruit trees to rural and vulnerable Salvadoran families.
In the meantime, our thoughts are with the people of El Salvador. FTPF has been working in the country since 2014 and we are dedicated to supporting their rights to healthy food, stable income, and sustainable agriculture.
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!
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