"You can help us help the planet while participating in the success of your project"
For every item we will plant 1 tree in this african community helping to create jobs and reforesting the area. You will receive a planting certificate at the end of the project for the same quantity of items bought endorsed by WeForest.org, an international organism headquartered in Belgium.
We all know that education is core to the development of the poorest nations: how can one break the vicious circle when no cash economy is available to send kids to school? Providing long term jobs to women in these remote regions makes this possible. Our local planting partner Eden Reforestation Projects empowers these single mothers and widows who work year after year in our projects to be self sufficient and to be able to pay for school and medical care. New micro-enterprises are also being created. All this while delivering WeForest’s objective of restoring a deforested and severely eroded area threatened by desertification.
Ethiopia is one of the world's poorest countries. Out of a population of around 80 million people (2008), 35 million people (44%) are living in abject poverty and more than 12 million people are chronically or at least periodically food insecure. Most of them live in rural areas with agriculture as their main occupation.
With 80% of Ethiopians dependent on agriculture as their main livelihood, poverty has been made worse by severe arid conditions due to persistent lack of rainfall coupled with civil disputes. All efforts have been made to improve conditions in Ethiopia but progress remains elusive. Sadly, the extremely poor people are often the small and marginal farmers.
Some of the prime causes of poverty in Ethiopia include:
Loss of forest cover during 20 last years and arid conditions leading to irregular production in the agriculture sector.
The two year long war in Eritrea that caused massive population displacements in the south, increasing substantial pressure on the soil.