We are planting trees in one of the most impoverished places in the world
Al-hasakeh province in the northeast Syria is approximately as big as Belgium but today, there are almost no trees left…
Trees are currently being planted in Syria, Al-Muabbada City, a city of around 70,000 inhabitants of which almost half are internally displaced persons coming here to seek refuge from their war-torn homes.
The Syrian currency has plummeted over the last 10 years. Professionals like teachers, nurses, engineers, lawyers, …etc earn on average around £2 or less a day. Displaced people often earn much less.
|Shamdin who is one of our beneficiaries is a father of 7 kids. He plants and is the caretaker of some trees. He planted trees at his little farm at front of his house. Shamdin receives a stipend for planting trees, and then further financial support to compensate for caring for trees. This is the first of many projects that we will undertake to help displaced persons.|
Shamdin's house in Al-Muabbada City, Syria
Every 42 trees planted provide a source of income for one year to a vulnerable Syrian family with a "Minimum Expenditure Basket". They would otherwise be struggling to get their basic daily food or take their children to school. That ripple effect can shape the future for a family. This gives displaced people the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and build a better future for themselves.