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.
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".
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.
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.