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.