We need $1,000 to plant 1000 fruit-bearing trees in Tsaranoro valley, one of the most remote areas of Madagascar. This project will provide gardening items, cooking skills, nutritional education, and hygiene techniques. Early this year, we planted 250 fruit trees: mango trees: 100pieces, orange trees: 30 pieces, loquat trees: 50 pieces, lemon trees: 20 pieces, avocado trees: 20 pieces, peach trees: 30 pieces. Help us upscale our impact and empower Tsaranoro community orchards.
Looking at poverty only through a monetary lens, we risk leaving behind millions of people who experience food insecurity, unemployment, inadequate housing, poor sanitation, lack of healthcare, limited access to education, and many more deprivation. Source: The United Nations Development Program and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative Multidimensional Poverty Index, 2021. Hunger and poverty play out privately in the lives of some Malagasy community.
During our initial programs, we planted hundreds of native trees known within Tsaranaro valley. We aim to plant more orchards in areas that experience food poverty, bringing food to people that need it most. As well as creating a stunning display, fruit tree blossom provides an important nectar source to pollinators, so hungry pollinators will gratefully flock towards them. Fruit trees provide fresh, free, local food. Community orchards are planted so everyone can benefit from them.
Thanks to the continued support and commitment of donors and partners, we will continue to unlock people's potential to rise out of poverty and to provide for their families' well-being. One of the greatest benefits of fruit trees is a beautified yard, less lavaka (erosion) due to deforestation. The very presence of fruit trees offers stunning views, calming scents, and tranquil sounds. We believe that community developing their own gardens is a vital part of the health of our community.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).