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Plant 1 Million Trees and jumpstart livelihoods for women in Tunisia!

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Plant 1 Million Trees and jumpstart livelihoods for women in Tunisia!

Tunisia 76 Contributors Launched June 25, 2018 Funding ends:30-01-2019
Project Funded

 

Like a seedling, with sun, good soil, and abundant rain, the roots of our future will bury themselves in the ground and a canopy of hope will reach into the sky”

 

- Wangari Maathai (Nobel Peace Prize winner, founder of the “Green Belt Movement” in Kenya).

THE CHALLENGE

In Tunisia, poor women farmers living in rural areas are suffering the devastating consequences of climate change, including drought and soil erosion. A staggering 75% of land in Tunisia is now in the process of desertification.

 

These women and their families need our help!

 

Tunisian women farmers are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of climate change. 17% of Tunisian women work in the agricultural sector, where female unemployment and poverty is rising rapidly.

 

Thanks to our new campaign, “1 Million Trees for Tunisia", each of us can be an agent of positive change and help turn this situation around.

THE SOLUTION WE’RE PROPOSING 

In the Sfax region of Tunisia, W4 & our local partner Acacias for All, founded by visionary changemaker Sarah Toumi, have launched an innovative program -- “1 Million Trees for Tunisia” -- which is helping female farmers to face the challenges of climate change.

 

The program provides local women farmers with training in sustainable farming (irrigation with solar pumps, permaculture, composting) and the plantation of trees and plants that are adapted to the arid environment (such as acacia and moringa trees, which require less water, can tolerate salt water, and help revitalize the soil). The sustainable agriculture techniques and plantation of adapted trees and plants are helping to create a “green belt” in the region. The program is helping to combat desertification and alleviate climate change, while also reducing poverty in rural areas by helping women farmers to generate revenues through sustainable farms.

 

With your support, our goal with the “One Million Trees for Tunisia” campaign is to plant one million trees by 2018!

 

The “One Million Trees for Tunisia” campaign will have a positive economic impact not only upon individual women farmers and their families, but across entire local communities. Indeed, the harvests from the moringa and acacia trees (Arabic gum is used in industrial processes such as the manufacture of yogurt, cosmetics and prescription drugs, and moringa oil is used for massage and relaxation purposes) will be sold to fair-trade social businesses, thus generating sustainable revenues for the women farmers and boosting local economies. 

 

The impact of giving

 

With a donation of as little as 2 euros/2 dollars, you can have a triple impact -- social, economic and environmental! You can help plant a tree and combat desertification, while promoting sustainable development and helping vulnerable women farmers to earn revenues. Your donation will not only improve the lives of the women and their families, elevating the women’s social and economic status within the community, but will also boost local economies and help entire local communities overcome the challenges of climate change!

 

Together, let’s plant 1 million trees and create a green belt in Tunisia!

 

Donations made through the W4 platform are tax deductible in France (for donations made in Euros) and in the United States (for donations made in US Dollars). For more information, please see our FAQs.

 

Contributors

l
France

Marie-Christine
France

Pär
Sweden

Riadh
France

Ana
Portugal

Marie-Christine
France

Sarra
France

Continuons à soutenir ce beau projet pour une agriculture et un développement durables pour les hommes et les femmes de Tunisie! Bravo à Sarah Toumi ! Son projet est inspirant !

Luis
United States

Thank you for all that you do, W4! Love from Tara Lupo and Luis Constantin, Taos, NM.

Frank
United States

Stéphanie
France

Gita
France

Gita
France

Gita
France

Anonymous
United States

Alya
France

Aman
India

La désertification est une grande problème pour tous les humains. Je suis ravi de offrir mon soutien à ce project. Merci Sarah pour tes efforts.

Anonymous
France

Bravo pour votre belle initiative : je vous souhaite de tout coeur de réussir pleinement.

Karim
United States

Bravo, on ne peut que vous aider !

Gita
France

My niece and nephew LOVE this program!

Gita
France

Yvonne
United Kingdom

Anonymous
France

Claire A.
France

BRAVO à Samira Toumi pour ce projet qui allie autonomie des agricultrices et développement durable.

Chloe
France

Arnaud
France

Anonymous
United States

Riadh
France

Bravo pour cette initiative !

Pascal
France

Quel beau projet durable complet ! Avec un impact non seulement environnemental, mais aussi économique et social pour tout le pays et surtout pour les femmes agricultrices tunisiennes, bravo !

Hela
France

Je vous souhaite beaucoup de courage et de chance ????

So-Hee
Belgium

marc
France

Benoit
Germany

Najoi
France

Une goutte d'eau, mais le concept est remarquable

Marie-Christine
France

Benjamin
France

Stéphanie
France

Neil
France

Anonymous
United Kingdom

Anonymous
United Kingdom

Bravo pour ce beau projet :)

Cindy
France

Trés belle initiative et travail d'équipe, vous êtes un bel exemple

Jack
France

Anonymous
United States

Bravo et Bonne Chance!

Alberto
Germany

Amira
Switzerland

Anonymous
France

Anonymous
Ireland

Megan
France

Stop climate change and start sustainable livelihoods all in one donation!

Anonymous
United Kingdom

Anonymous
France

The Study School
United Kingdom

Michèle
France

Anonymous
Tunisia

Benoît
France

Anonymous
France

Anonymous
Belgium

Camille
France

Anonymous
France

Anonymous
France

BabyO
United States

Jeremy
United States

Mariela
United States

Gaby
France

slim
South Africa

slim
South Africa

Jenny
United States

carine

BabyO
United States

A tree gift for Susy! Love this project!

Gaby
France

Offering trees this holiday season! What a great idea!

Gaby
France

Elizabeth
United States

Mathilde

Edith
France

Juliette
France

Jean-Marc
France

Charlotte
United Kingdom

Lindsey
France

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