Eradicating poverty in Africa through crowd funded tree planting.
According to the WWF over 50% of the world’s forests are lost already and at the moment about 48 football fields of forest is cut down every minute. In Africa only one new tree is planted for every 28 trees that are cut down.
Almost one billion people in the world are living below the world banks “Extreme poverty” line of 1.25$/day. Many of them live in Africa and about 80% of them are farmers, living in the rural areas.
Only 40% of children in rural areas complete an education! We are solving these problems using 3 proven techniques….
Better Globe arrange crowd-funded tree plantations on useless land, in the semi-desert
of Africa where there are no jobs and no infrastructure.
They plant cash crop trees on the plantations. The most common ones are Mango trees, Acacia Senegal (produces Gum Arabic) and Mukau (Mahogany).
To plant and take care of the trees they hire people to work for a salary in the plantations. They also have contract farmers, people who have a piece of land can apply to take part of the program and plant trees on their land as a bonus income for the household.
In the rural areas around the plantations Better Globe helps with water security by setting up water collecting systems on the roof of buildings, drilling for water etc.
Better Globe also build and renovate schools and see to it so that children in these areas will have the possibility to an education.
Through the micro financing program, poor people get the chance to open up their own business or to invest in the family farm. The average loan is about 100$ and because of this, thousands of businesses have been started up already, lifting people out of poverty.