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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Community & Neighborhood Development, Economic Development, Environment, Forest Conservation

Mission: Trees for Life promotes self-help as people take charge of their own lives,unleashing extraordinary power that impacts lives. Our activities meet these needs: education, health and environment.

Results: 50libraries established in Nicaragua; trees planted in Haiti; 80,000 children's picture books donated by Kansas families to Liberia; pre-school operating with leadership of community women in Nicaragua; nutritional information about the moringa tree provided to several thousand in two dozen countries;

Target demographics: Families and communities in developing countries who wish to improve their lives but have very limited resources.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Thousands, due to areas where books are now available; varies yearly.

Geographic areas served: International, currently Guatemala, Nicaragua, India, Haiti

Programs: Trees for Life - providing critical information about the moringa tree; funding some planting of moringa tree. Books for Life - providing books and libraries for villages and communities. Other: Teaching construction of and funding materials for fuel-efficient stoves.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

A Peace Corps volunteer in Senegal, I reached out to Trees for Life for help with a training on the moringa tree. Dedicated to helping people break the cycle of poverty through grassroots forestry initiatives, Trees for Life seemed like the perfect organization to partner with.

With Trees for Life's support, local counterparts and Peace Corps volunteers were able to train close to 200 local health agents on moringa cultivation and preparation. With its high nutritional value, moringa has a huge potential to help alleviate vitamin deficiencies in a region of Senegal where 16.7% of the population suffers from severe malnutrition according to the UN's World Food Program. Moringa powder's high commercial value also makes it a lucrative income generating activity. By training local health agents to train at least five households in their neighborhood about moringa, we started the conversation about the tree in over 100 villages and reached hundreds, if not thousands, of people. We wouldn't have been able to do it without Trees for Life and highly recommend working with this organization.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

I WAS SURFING THE WEB FOR HELP FOR OUR FAMILIES AND MINISTRY IN HAITI. SURFING THE WEB IS TIME CONSUMING AND MOSTLY NOT VERY PROFITABLE...THEN I HIT "TREE FOR LIFE". WOW, I DID IT, I HIT THE MOTHER LOAD (CAN CHRISTIANS SAY THAT?). TREVA ANSWERED THE PHONE AND SHE IS A CHRISTIAN, NOT BY SAYING SO, BUT BY DOING: KIND, GENEROUS, HELPFUL, INSTRUCTIONAL, GIVING ME GREAT INFORMATION, ASKING QUESTIONS TO BE ABLE TO RECOMMEND RESOURCES, OTHER REFERRALS, WEBSITES, AND NONPROFITS. I MIGHT EVEN GET SAVED.

IT IS AN ONGOING GREAT EXPERIENCE, LAYING BUILDING BLOCKS FOR A CONTINUAL PARTNERSHIP AS WE SERVE HIM TOGETHER IN "HIS HAITI".

PASTOR DAN

2

Client Served

Rating: 4

Trees for Life is a great website and really spreads awareness of what can be done to avert hunger around the world.
The site is easy to navigate and eventhough there is alot of information on the site, it is very easy to find what you are looking for.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My primary contact was David Kimble who is very conscientious and works long hours. I admired David's creative talents in developing a fundraising brochure for cookstoves installed in Guatemala.