Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change

by Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change
Plant a Tree in Karachi - Help Climate Change

Thank you to the amazing donors for our Plant a Tree campaign. Thanks to you, trees have been planted. The best part is the act of planting the tree is not the end of the action, but the beginning.  Each tree grows.  See this gorgeous pic of a tree that has been growing, a tree generously made possible by you.

Hundreds and hundreds of such trees now are alive and give life, thanks to this campaign.

"This neem tree is growing so quickly and takes so little effort," said Ayesha (name changed), "I am so glad I through this campaign have planted my tree.  Everyone should plant at least one, and hopefully more. What an easy way to care for the environment."

Tree planting is simpler than one realizes and under our supervision, our professional gardeners, our supplying of the trees, it is a true community project, that engages people who may never know it is possible for them to participate in this way.

Thank you!  Please do continue to support this project.  Your donation makes such a difference to the world.

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Thank you so much for all your support. Thanks to your generosity, we have planted 250 more trees.

Azadirachta indica, according to Wikipedia, is "commonly known as neem, nimtree or Indian lilac, is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to the Indian subcontinent and most of the countries in Africa. It is typically grown in tropical and semi-tropical regions."

Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil. The leaves are used in traditional medicine, for pest control, and was rumoured to help treat COVID-19, but that is not proven.

These beautiful, useful trees most of all help with climate control and our planet. 

Here is a picture of one planted tree.

Thank you for making our planet and my world a better place. 

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Not only is it important to plant Trees because of the environment, but also because some trees may be extinct in the next few years.

We were horrified to learn that coconut trees in Pakistan may be extinct in the next 10 years due to infections. Not only are we working on a campaign to try and find ways to combat and cure those infections, which are even more challenging to the height of the trees, but we are planting more and more coconut trees in areas where it's easy to closely monitor them.

This is a very important path that we are on. But we cannot do it alone. We need your help and your continued help. Please continue to contribute as well as spread the word.

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Moringa tree
Moringa tree
There are very few things you can do or give that keep giving. Planting a tree is one of them.  It can keep giving oxygen, beauty and combating climate change for over a century later. Isn't that a miraculous blessing.

When we had Karachiities plant 250 trees this past Earth Day, as we fundraise for more trees to plant, we thought we would follow up on the ones that had been planted.  This is a picture of a tree planted by Alisha (name changed), who posted this on social media with pride showing off the growth of her plant.  As you can see, the moringa tree is growing healthily and becoming quite big.
We planted moringa trees  - also known as drumstick trees - as they are a multi-use tree that, according to research reports,  "thrives in otherwise difficult growing conditions where arid conditions and nutrient depleted soils are prevalent. Almost every part of the tree (except the bark and wood) is edible and offers excellent nutrition to both humans and domestic animals...The moringa tree is loaded with incredible nutritional benefits and is an extremely rich source of antioxidants such as quercetin and chlorogenic acid. For people who deal with diabetes and high blood sugar, regular consumption of moringa leaves, roots and seeds can also help to significantly lower your blood sugar levels.  Certain studies have also shown that moringa leaves and seedpods can help to regulate hormonal imbalances and help to slow the aging process. A cup of moringa tea each morning, then, can help you stay eternally young, or at least keep you looking younger for longer. While the health benefits of moringa go on and on, the majority of these health benefits come from the fact that it packs an enormous amount of nutrition into one small, little leaf. The high protein content along with the high concentration of essential vitamins and minerals has made the moringa tree effective in helping to combat malnutrition of children and mothers in developing countries. At the same time, moringa can be consumed as a natural medicine supplement for everything from reducing swelling to boosting the immune system and to increase breast milk production in lactating mothers." (Perma Culture News)

And, of course, this thriving, resilient tree, is also good for the environment. Trees absorb carbon dioxide as they grow through the process of photosynthesis, converting it into the oxygen we all need to live. In fact, there is no greater carbon-capture technology than photosynthesis—which happens to be both highly efficient—and free.  (Rainforest Alliance)

Thank you for donating a tree to be planted.  Please do give more so more trees can combat the climate change Pakistan is currently facing.

Starting today, September 14, GlobalGiving is matching all donations at 50% up to $50, until funds run out. So if you give USD 100 or more, your donation will be increased by $50.  That's 5 more trees, just for donating today!  Thank you!
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Ambreen with her moringa tree
Ambreen with her moringa tree

Thanks to your generosity, this Earth Day, April 22, 2020, we planted 250 moringa trees. Due to COVID-19, lockdown and social distancing, instead of organizing 250 deserving Educate a Girl scholars to plant the trees together, we gifted 250 moringa trees to different caring Karachiites, who each planted the trees separately in their own backyards, where not only did they plant the trees, but are personally caring for and nurturing their growth. They are sharing updates and pictures with us.

Here is a picture of Ambreen with the moringa tree in her backyard. She was so excited to be part of this campaign and help with climate change in Karachi. She had never planted a tree before, and now daily visits her moringa tree and is reminded of nature, climate and the environment every time she does so..

We selected moringa trees for their health benefits and sturdiness.

Although this lockdown has helped with air pollution and climate in Karachi, there are so many climate change needs and more and more trees to be planted. Thank you for your role in this. Please continue to spread the word, donate more and help us plant more trees!

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Dawood Global Foundation - Educate a Girl

Location: Karachi, Sindh - Pakistan
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Tara Dawood
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