Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world and rural villagers in Nepal directly depend on their natural environment for food, shelter, and income. When the local environment is damaged or destroyed, the poor are the first to feel the negative effects. Forced to live on marginal lands, they are at greatest risk. Without financial resources or the knowledge to manage vulnerable resources in a sustainable way, they often further degrade their lands in order to survive. In this way, the problem perpetuates their poverty.
The 2010 earthquake caused a major setback to the project in Haiti, but things have started again! With established solid relationships with over 50 schools across Haiti and with Haiti Providence University implementation of the new plan began in the summer of 2013 with the training of 500 Haitian elementary teachers in the skills needed to start a small nursery and grow seedlings at their schools.
All our projects are run and managed by our tree-planting charity partners and their amazing team. By working with them, we’re able to focus on the software and tools that make the Seed The Change service possible.