Fruit Trees For Uganda

by Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
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

To help celebrate the holidays, we are asking our friends and past donors to contribute towards our Uganda project. We have an ever-growing list of cooperatives, farmers, families, and schools from an ever-increasing part of the country requesting fruit tree donations, and we need your help to meet this demand. We are entering the fourth consecutive year in Uganda, and it is critical that 2018 is a success.

 
For just $10/tree, you can give the holiday gift keeps on giving to Ugandan families!

Thank you from all of us at the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, and we wish you all a beautiful, bountiful holiday.
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The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is in the planning stages for 2018's trip to Uganda, which will be our fifth consecutive year working with rural families and farmers along the Nile River. We are amazed by the support and response to this project; we have been directly requested by the Prime MInister's office to have a sustained, long-term presence here in order to help fight the effects of climate change and food insecurity for this country.

Can you help us fufill our promise to the Ugandan people by contirbuting $25 today?

Every donation helps, and we want to thank you for your believing in the power of fruit trees to effect change in the daily lives of struggling families!

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17,500 trees planted over 15 days.

The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation planted and distributed an average of over 1,000 trees per day during our trip to Uganda this year. That's thousands of pounds of food, hundreds of dollars in income for families, tens of thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide sequestered, oxygen created, and air pollutants filtered from the air, and innumerable learning opportunities in food production and horticultural skills. 

We are so proud of this project, and couldn't do it without our wonderful local partners, the Africa Partnership on Climate Change Coalition; with their on-the-ground support, we've been able to grow healthy saplings in our local nursery using organic, environmentally friendly practices. 

And we couldn't do it without you! Every dollar donated reinforces our determination to continue this work towards environmental, economic, and nutritional opportunities in Uganda!

To a fruitful future for all Ugandans,

The FTPF Team

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Dear Friend,

Here we go! The Fruit Tree Planting Foundation is off to Uganda for the fourth year in a row. It is hard to believe we have come so far in just a few years, planting and distributing tens of thousands fruit trees to farmers, farmilies, and students and training hundreds of youth and community members in horticultural and tree care practices.

We are focused on Uganda for several reasons, but one of the most important is that this country and its people are some of the most vulnerable to the changing climate. We hear from our in-country partners and friends about longer periods of drought and hot weather combined with a drier, shorter rainy season. The effects are immediate and tangible, and food production and nutrition are going to be hit hard.

This is why we want to put trees in the ground nowAfter the first few years, fruit trees have long, strong roots that are able to reach the water table and survive periods of drought. Established trees will be able to produce and provide for local families whilst other water-intensive annual crops die or struggle to survive. 

Our work is imperative for the health and well-being of Uganda. And you are helping us do it. THANK YOU for bringing the long-term solutions that fruit trees offer to those in Uganda in dire need of them.

Keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook feeds for updates from the field during our time in the country! 

To a fruitful future,

The FTPF Team

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335 pounds of harvest for the local food bank!
335 pounds of harvest for the local food bank!

Dear Friend,

Happy holidays from the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation! This year, we were overjoyed to witness some of our collective dreams coming to fruition, and we are excited to share a few examples with you. 

In July, our team visited the small El Salvadoran community of Los Decidios after being invited to a site where we planted several orchards four years ago. We were welcomed by vibrant fruit tree fields on both sides of the road, with hundreds of beautiful mangos hanging overhead and all around us, practically everywhere we looked. Greeted by a family caretaking for their orchard, we asked what the trees meant for their livelihood. Their uplifting response serves as an important reminder that your support of our charity makes a profound difference for communities around the world.

The patriarch of the family, Jose Alfonzo, while standing with his arm around his young son, reflected:

“Four days ago I cut down about 700 mangoes and by the end of the week it was about 1,000 fruits. I support my entire family solely on the income from these mangoes; that is what we are surviving on right now. This program has been extremely important for us.”

The dream of donating fruit trees to impoverished families to provide them with clean air, healthy nutrition, and sustainable income had become a reality before our very eyes.

The following week, energized and motivated to continue with new plantings so that more communities would benefit in the future, we provided another 6,400 fruit trees for families in the region. During that time, we received an update from an orchard we created with Metro State University and Inver Hills Community College in Minnesota to serve local food banks. It contained a photo of the apple harvest that was delivered to the food bank—335 pounds of fresh, organic produce being distributed to individuals in dire need. These results serve as further confirmation that our programs are working both internationally and in the homeland. 

Also this year, through our continuing efforts to plant trees in the fertile regions of East Africa, we provided 25,000 fruit trees and extensive training to villagers in Uganda before returning to the U.S. to spread the fruit tree wealth from coast to coast. Due to your ongoing support, we are excited to report that last year, FTPF planted and distributed 15,842 fruit trees and held 58 orchard events around the world. Along the way, our staff provided workshops and environmental curriculum for thousands of students and orchard caretakers—inspiring the next generation of environmentalists.

Planting fruit trees is magic. And the dream simply can’t come true without you. FTPF is proud to report that for the sixth year in a row, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated was used in our life-sustaining programs. Won’t you please support our vision of a fruitful future by making an end of year dontaion today?

 

Together, we can create healthy fruit trees, healthy communities, and a healthy planet.

2016 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report

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Fruit Tree Planting Foundation

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