Combating Climate Change

Bamboo

Planting bamboo can help combat deforestation, but also has other benefits. It can be used as animal fodder or in construction. While not ideal, bamboo charcoal can also be a fuel source that is cleaner than some of the alternatives.

As of 2019, 3400 of the 5800 seeds we planted have germinated and are currently being planted. In 2020, we hope to add an additional 10,000 plants.

Achievements as of July 28, 2020

6,000 bamboo plants will be imported from Zambia at the end of August for donation to farmers at a cost of $15,000.  This is in addition to the 4200 bamboo plants we have already given away grown from seeds purchased last year.

January 29, 2021

Almost all of the 6,000 bamboo plants we donated have survived after being planted in a number of villages.


Reforestation

Achievements as of July 28, 2020

Peter is in the process of planting 200,000 tree saplings at a cost of $6500.  This will add to the over 70,000 trees which have survived from prior years of our reforestation.

November 29, 2020

Target communities are ready for this year’s reforestation project. The images below show some of community members caring for tree nurseries.

January 29, 2021

90% of the 200,000 saplings donated by us for reforestation have been planted.