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100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador

by Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador
100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador

Hola FTPF Amigos!

One week from today FTPF staff and volunteers will be departing for El Salvador, marking our fourth consecutive year working as part of a larger plan to propagate the country with 100,000 fruit trees.

It is no secret that El Salvador is a country in turmoil: gang violence has resulted in the highest murder rate in a non war-torn country in the world, drought and rising temperatures are devastating agriculture and causing a food and water crisis, deforestation is accelerating erosion and water contamination, and the abundance of cheap and processed foods is dominating traditional diets and causing record numbers of nutrition-related illness. For these and many other reasons, we are extremely motived to get back on the ground in order to bring the life-giving benefits of fruit trees and horticultural expertise to the people of El Salvador

FTPF has cultivated and maintained a strong relationship with our two local partners on this project, SHARE El Salvador and CONFRAS. Additionally, we are extra excited this year to be bringing along an added number of volunteers from across the country, all of whom have decided to donate their time and support to help us achieve our shared mission: ecological, nutritional, and economic freedom for Salvadorans. 

Make sure to follow FTPF on Facebook or Instagram to get daily updates from the field, including shots of students planting thier first guava tree to farmers learning advanced pruning techniques from FTPF arborists. We could use any aditional donations in prepartion for our depature, so please considering making a donation today. And as always, thank you so much for your generosity and support!

Saludos, 

Lizzy Rainey

FTPF Special Projects Coordinator

Dear Friend,

Thank you for all of your support for "100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador" this year! We are in the final planning stages as we gear up for year four of this wonderful project. This year we will be returning to plant thousands more fruit trees with Salvadoran schools, women's groups, farmer's cooperatives, and rural familes to ensure every person in the country has the right to fresh food, good nutrition, horticultural training, healthy local environments, and income opportunities.

This year we are also offering the unique opportunity to join FTPF and our partners SHARE El Salvador and CONFRAS by becoming a Volunteer Tree Planter! This is a fun and important way to help us and our partners work towrads food freedom and environmentsl justice for people of El Salvador.  

To join us on this life-changing adventure, either email us or visit our website for a brochure with all the details including dates, accomodation, and itinerary.

We hope to see you there!

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Co-op president with his FTPF fruiting mango tree
Co-op president with his FTPF fruiting mango tree

Dear Friend,

Happy holidays! Due to your ongoing support, we are excited to report that last year the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation planted and distributed 22,255 fruit trees and held 117 orchard events for poverty-stricken communities and schools in East Africa, Central America, and the U.S. Along the way, our staff provided horticultural training for more than two thousand tree planters and environmental curriculum for more than two thousand students--inspiring the next generation of environmentalists.

In El Salvador, FTPF is in the midst of a ten-year project to plant 100,000 native breadnut, mango, and cacao trees for low-income families to provide a source of income and nutrition. While visiting one family to evaluate trees we planted previously, our team was greeted with a basket full of juicy, purple mangos. The president of the community association told us: "We have been able to feed ourselves, make money, and have noticed a change in the environment...a return in the native bee population and the health of the soil around the river. Thank you for all the effort you have put in towards the success of our land."

After such a great response, combined with an excellent survival rate of last year's trees, FTPF is returning to El Salvador next year to implement the fourth installment of this program. Our team is currently hard at work with project planning, and are thrilled to continue to receive additional support from the Global Giving Community in order to reach our goals and begin implementation. We are equally excited to work with amazing non-profits like our partners on the ground in El Salvador, SHARE El Salvador and CONFRAS, without whom we would not be able to return next year with thousands more trees. 

"100,000 Trees for El Salvador" will create outdoor, edible classrooms for schools, provide a source of improved nutrition and environmental education, and bring added income to families in need all while cleaning the air, water, and soil. We look forward to bringing you future updates and additional details once we reach our goals. And again, our thanks to YOU and the entire GlobalGiving community for your generous support!

Gratefully,

The entire FTPF team

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Co-op leader with his FTPF Mango Tree
Co-op leader with his FTPF Mango Tree
Dear Friend,

Thank you for your support of the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation's 100,000 Fruit Trees for El Salvador program!
Last year we traveled down to this warm and welcoming country, bringing orchards to schools, women's clinics, farmer's cooperatives, community plots, and family homes.  During our visit, we revisited some previous reciepients of our trees and even encountered some fruiting mango trees (and their happy caretakers!)  We also visited our partner nursery and saw thriving saplings of cacao, tamarind, avocado, and the native ojushte, as well as many others.
After such a great response, combined with an excellent survival rate of last year's trees, FTPF is returning to El Salvador next year to implement the fourth installment of this program.  Our team is currently hard at work with project planning, and are thrilled to continue to receive additional support from the Global Giving Community in order to reach our goals and begin implementation. We are equally excited to work with amazing non-profits like our partners on the ground in El Salvador, SHARE El Salvador and CONFRAS, without whom we would not be able to return next year with thousands more trees. 
100,000 Trees for El Salvador will create outdoor, edible classrooms for schools, provide a source of improved nutrition and environmental education, and bring added income to families in need all while cleaning the air, water, and soil. We look forward to bringing you future updates and additional details once we reach our goals. And again, our thanks to YOU and the entire GlobalGiving community for your generous support!

Gratefully,

The entire FTPF team

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Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

Location: Pittsburgh, PA - USA
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Project Leader:
Cem Akin
Executive Director
Pittsburgh, PA United States
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