Planting 2,000 trees provides employment for 1 person for a whole month in some of our projects. In the countries where we work one person often supports a large family .
In the poorest countries our planting activities provide income to women where no other cash economy exits. With their salaries, they are able to send their children to school or pay for medicine.
Around 10 million people are employed around the world in conventional forest management and conservation. More than 1 billion forest adjacent people are informal custodians of forests. They rely on forest products and services for a significant part of their livelihoods. Approximately 500 million small-scale farmers in the tropics retain and manage trees on their farms for livelihood goals.
The employees on our projects are often farmers and have no other cash than what they earn working with our local partners. This enables them to get better food, buy medicine and provide their children with education, which is the only way out of poverty.