International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

A family of five in front of their hut

When you support Eden Reforestation Projects, you empower thousands of people to restore their environment and lift themselves out of extreme poverty.

This Saturday, October 17, is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. It is a day to bring awareness to the global issue of poverty and its connection to the environment.

People who are living in extreme poverty rely heavily on the environment to survive. With limited opportunities to support their families, communities often utilize destructive environmental practices such as cutting down trees for construction, fuel, heat, and agricultural purposes. Because of this unsustainable relationship between the land and the people, communities living in extreme poverty also suffer from deforestation more severely.

Eden’s Employ to Plant methodology begins with providing fair-wage employment to people living in extreme poverty to reforest their local environment. As employees continue to earn a consistent income, they are able to feed their families, send their children to school, afford healthcare, and plan for their future. This, in turn, breaks the destructive cycle of destroying the environment to survive.

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a day for all of us to come together to work toward achieving a common goal to end poverty. To help alleviate extreme poverty for thousands of people in Nepal, Indonesia, Mozambique, Madagascar, Kenya, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Honduras, please visit our donate page. Thank you for your support!