Country-by-country 16 million trees have been planted in:
Three years ago Richard, our country director in Tanzania, designed a group competition to spur on partnering farmers’ tree planting efforts. The competition continues to grow in design and scope, with more participants and trees planted every year. Group members have saturated their properties with trees. In fact our recent impact evaluation shows that Tanzania program participants are planting 413 trees a year. The competition’s success sparked conversations with Kilimanjaro National Park and Plant With Purpose Tanzania is now working to reforest the famous mountain.
Partners in Tanzania have seen an increase of nearly 1,000 percent* in the number of trees planted per family! Read more in The Summer Sower article “The Unsung Heroes of Creation Care.”
*2011 and 2014 Impact Evaluations
BY THE NUMBERS
135 groups participated in the 2014 group competition
134 tree nurseries established by participating groups
413 trees planted on average per partnering family in 2014
5 million trees planted by Plant With Purpose Tanzania since 2004
3,000 attendees at the group competition agriculture festival
Reforestation is changing lives in Tanzania, as are tree-planting efforts in each of our partnering countries. Trees restore the environment, clean the water, nourish the soil, protect farms from erosion, and provide a source of income and food for farming families
You’re planting healing, opportunity, and hope for better futures!