"I will give £10 towards a tree planting project in Kenya but only if 200 other people will do the same."
— Chris Anderson
Deadline to sign up by: 1st March 2007
211 people signed up (11 over target)
Country: United Kingdom
We are HIPPO (Help International Plant Protein Organisation) A British vegetarian charity supporting poor communities throughout Africa. We want to raise 2000 pounds for a tree planting project in Kenya. This will be located in the Piave rural community 10 miles from Nakuru where the two vegetarian orphanages that we support are situated and where most of the very poor families served by our Families Together care scheme live.
But the tree planting would not be limited to the people in that scheme. We aim to get 100 families involved planting on average 20 trees each. The emphasis will be on trees for food, though of course there will be the knock-on environmental benefits. Included in the budget is an allowance for small payments at 6 months and 12 months for the good care and healthy survival of the trees. These are all very poor people and even a few shillings per surviving tree will give them a good incentive to look after them during the rather critical early stages. By 12 months the trees will be entering their second wet season and can be reckoned to be viable. Main types of tree will be orange, avocado, mango, pawpaw, kei apple, and macadamia nut, with a few other trees for future timber and firewood needs.
Chris Anderson, the Pledge Creator, joined by: