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Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc.
April 7, 2013

This organization has made a remarkable difference with a skeleton crew and a bare-bones budget in the countries of Guatamala and Nicaragua. The staff goes into villages and helps the residents first establish tree nurseries, teaches them how trees benefit their lives including how to farm using the trees to prevent erosion, and then helps them plant the trees from the nurseries. They also help the villagers build ovens that use much less wood for cooking so that fewer trees are cut down. In addition the staff goes into the schools to teach the children the importance of protecting the forests. This organization is definitely worthy of winning a 2013 Top-Rated Award.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

Alliance for International Reforestation, Inc.
October 14, 2012

I have personally been to Guatemala to see and participate in the work that this organization does to restore the forests there. On a bare bones budget a small, but very dedicated staff, works with farmers and villagers to grow trees in nurseries and then transplant them all throughout the country. Since AIR came into existence millions of trees have been planted and farmers have been taught how to grow crops without clear cutting all the trees on their land. The villagers have been taught how to build energy efficient stoves that don't require as much wood in order to cook their food. The staff also goes into the schools to teach children about tree conservation and how their way of life depends on sustaining the forests. The work that this organization does is very important and deserves much support.

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Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Board Member