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Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa
Plant Trees to Reverse Deforestation in Africa

 

Dear Project Supporters,

In Sierra Leone, there is deforestation taking place across the country making the community prone to disasters.  Heavy rain has led to several unfortunate mudslides in the country.   

Your ongoing support is helping reverse deforestation in Freetown, Sierra Leone. By restoring vegetation and the forest, we are helping to combat global warming and helping to reduce runoff water from the hills. The trees will help to reduce landslides and rockslides that have resulted in the loss of life. Reforestation is essential for the overall health and quality of life in the community.  

On the 4th of October 2019,  photos were taken of the trees planted at the Grafton Highway (Bathurst village), to see the progress of the project. In the photos, one can see that the trees are growing well, although this project might take years to be fully effective, but along the way, it would reduce the consequences of the climate crisis; protecting soil from erosion, and reducing the risk of flooding. 

 Your on-going support is much appreciated as we continue to follow the steps recommended by the local Environmental Protection Agency for reforestation.   We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation, 

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

Seedlings are growing
Seedlings are growing

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Dear Project Supporters,

The 13th Sustainable Development Goal is to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.  In Sierra Leone, the serious and accelerating rate of deforestation is not only threatening biodiversity and ecosystem balance in the country but is also contributing to global climate change. In Freetown, the run-off water from the surrounding hills results in flooding and loss of property each year.

Your ongoing support is helping reverse deforestation in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  With your support, we have taken an active role in reversing deforestation by planting over 200 seedlings in Freetown, Sierra Leone in the past two years. By restoring vegetation and the forest, we are helping to combat global warming and helping to reduce runoff water from the hills. The trees will help to reduce landslides and rockslides that have resulted in the loss of life. Reforestation is essential for the overall health and quality of life in the community. 

While reforestation in Sierra Leone will continue to be a long-term endeavor due to the extent of the deforestation, it is necessary.  Your on-going support is much appreciated as we continue to follow the steps recommended by the local Environmental Protection Agency.   We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

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Hi Project Supporters,

We are so thankful for all your support.

We are excited to share that if you donate in the next two hours, by 5:00 pm EST - that GlobalGiving will match your donations up to $500 at 50% (while funds last during the GlobalGiving Climate Action Fund campaign)!


This year GlobalGiving's launching a climate fund to elevate local-led climate justice work. We believe some of the best future solutions are already being piloted by community activists and innovators around the world. And we strongly believe the best defenders of our lands, rivers, and mountains are those who walk it, depend on it, raise their children on it.


We are grateful to be a part of this inaugural Climate Fund Campaign and hope you will help us achieve one of the top 20 spots.

This will help us continue working on reversing deforestation in Sierra Leone. This project is helping to address deforestation by planting trees, in the hills above Freetown and also in the peninsular area.

Reforestation by planting one tree at a time will help to reverse the effects of deforestation. This project and your support will provide the ongoing funds needed to purchase seedlings, cover the cost of staffing and other tree-planting expenses. As more trees are planted, the risk of life and property due to flooding decreases.
 

Make your donation here and invite your contacts to make a donation also.

 

Thank you for making a difference,
Amy & the Develop Africa Team

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Dear Project Supporters,

We greatly appreciate your ongoing support that is helping reverse deforestation in Freetown, Sierra Leone.  As a nation, Sierra Leone is prone to natural disasters especially due to deforestation.  It's a slow process, but reforestation is crucial and we are happy to show that the seedlings planted in June 2018 at the Bathurst –Grafton Highway are growing.  You can see in the below photos taken this past week, that the trees are growing and that over 80% of trees planted survived the winter and they are all fresh and green. It is expected that the trees will grow even more when the rainy season starts in June.

While reforestation in Sierra Leone will continue to be a long-term endeavor due to the extent of the deforestation, it is necessary.  Your on-going support is much appreciated as we continue to follow the steps recommended by the local Environmental Protection Agency.   We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

Seedlings are growing
Seedlings are growing

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Dear Project Supporters,

Your ongoing support is continuing to help reverse deforestation in Freetown, Sierra Leone.     It is a slow process, but reforestation is crucial.  In African Development’s article, “The Land, Agriculture, and Forestry Nexus At the Heart of African Sustainability”, they say,  "How Africa manages its land, agriculture, and forestry is of critical importance to the health of its people, its economy and the world's climate." 

The article also states, "With 60% of the continent's trade derived from agricultural commodities, it is not surprising that Africa is increasingly recognizing the need for robust adaptation programs and climate-smart agriculture. Alongside this, the forests of Africa are receiving increasing attention around the world, and for good reason. Representing 16% of the world's forest cover at 600 million hectares; they are precious habitats of economic resources for African people, 70% of whom rely on them for energy among other vital forms of livelihood support."

While reforestation in Sierra Leone will be a long-term endeavor due to the extent of the deforestation, it is clearly necessary.  Your on-going support is much appreciated as we continue to follow the steps recommended by the local Environmental Protection Agency.   We encourage you to consider starting a monthly recurring donation here.  Even a few dollars a month will go a long way.  Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & The Develop Africa Team

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Amy Baty-Herbert
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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