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Fruit Trees For Uganda

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Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda
Fruit Trees For Uganda

Summary

FTPF is working hard on the ground & in our partner nursery to provide fruit trees around Uganda in order to increase access to sustainable nutrition, provide income for families in poverty, & help clean the environment. We are distributing trees directly to households in low-income areas & holding educational workshops on how to care for trees to most benefit from the harvest. Our orchards are planted in schools, prisons, health clinics, & orphanages to promote Uganda's health & healing

$10,000
total goal
$5,554
remaining
48
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

In Uganda, a vast majority of poor & middle income families are currently classified as vulnerable, & one quarter of the population is below the poverty line. Rural communities rely almost entirely on Uganda's substantial natural resources, including fertile soils & regular rainfall, yet lack the education necessary to meet nutritional needs & sustainable agricultural practices for their communities. Families face daily struggles surrounding food security, hunger, & soil/water stability.

Solution

FTPF provides fruit trees that clean the air, filter water & storm runoff, protect the soil from erosion, & benefit communities overall. Trees are donated to poverty-stricken areas & directly to families, coupled with horticultural workshops that allow community members to better care for their orchards over time. Trees are put in schools to give children access to fresh fruit & teach the importance of trees for nutrition & for the planet.

Long-Term Impact

FTPF has a 92% survival rate of the saplings planted in Uganda, & as the trees mature we provide on-going aftercare & training. Each year we return, we find more people excited to plant trees with us, & we also now have the support of the Prime Minister's Office. Orchards bring together entire communities to become stewards of their orchards & to take an active role in the nutrition, food, & environmental security of their families. This project is a long-term investment in Uganda's future!

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:
Project Leader:
Cem Akin
Executive Director
Pittsburgh, PA United States
$4,446 raised of $10,000 goal
 
52 donations
$5,554 to go
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