Last year, Eden Reforestation Projects (Eden) provided employment to thousands of full and partial season tree planters, who added more than 196 million desperately needed trees to deforested areas in Madagascar, Haiti, Nepal, Indonesia, Mozambique, Kenya, and Central America. Seventy-eight cents of every dollar you donate goes toward the mission and program expenses.
With your support Eden is now being recognized as one of the most prolific forest restoration, tree planting organizations on the planet. Eden’s forest restoration model is built around the simple concept of providing fair wage employment to people living in extreme poverty. Their job is to grow, plant, and guard native species trees to maturity resulting in the restoration of healthy regional forest. After 15 years of growth and refinement, the Employ to Plant methodology is now proven to be transformational for both land and lives, transferable across cultural lines and remarkably scalable.
Over the years, we’ve also learned that caring for the poor and caring for the planet as a combo turns into a force multiplier by:
-Increasing habitat for endangered species.
-Improving the health of the oceans by planting mangrove trees.
-Mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration.
-Equalizing the gender equation by hiring and empowering women as tree planters and managers.
-Providing a steady income to loving parents who are now able to afford an education for their children.
-Ensuring food security for local communities by planting agroforestry species designed for human use.
Thank you to the hundreds of individuals, organizations, and business partner groups who, through their support, fuel the mission of Planting Trees and Saving Lives.