World Centric + Aid Africa
$19,355.00 from profits from fiscal year 2018
Carbon Offsets Project
Trees provide the branches needed for housing, the fruit necessary for a healthy diet, a spot of shade from the hot African sun, and the wood needed for cooking a family meal. They are essential for the health and shelter of vulnerable people in Uganda. Unfortunately, years of war, refugee camps, and unsustainable agricultural and living practices have left much of the land stripped of its native trees.
Aid Africa grows firewood and fruit trees from seed in their nurseries, these include valencia oranges, avocados, mangoes, jackfruit and papayas. In 2019 they will distribute trees to over 100 villages in rural Uganda. Communities receive training in planting and maintaining the trees.
20,000 trees planted: 6,000 fruit trees and 15,000 firewood trees.
- Less time spent traveling to gather fuel allows women more control over how their time is spent. Firewood will be harvested from trees planted close to homes.
- Less time spent traveling to gather fuel reduces the chance of rape for women. Firewood will be harvested from trees planted close to homes.
- Health improvements from access to fresh fruit.
- Economic improvement from access to fresh fruit (no need to purchase, and have the ability to sell).
About Aid Africa
A World Centric partner since 2017.
Aid Africa is working to bring help and hope to the poorest of the poor in Uganda. Their vision is to rebuild 1,000 sustainable communities by providing clean water, efficient and cleaner-burning stoves, farming and reforestation, and other household necessities.
Aid Africa’s first project took place in 2005, after founder Ken Goyer had visited Uganda to teach more efficient cooking methods and realized the urgent need for support services in IDP (Internally Displaced Person) camps. He started by building Rocket Stoves. In 2009, the Ugandan government closed the camps, forcing tens of thousands of people back to rural villages in complete poverty. Aid Africa adapted to the new situation and began providing a community-based approach to providing efficient cookstoves, clean water, and healthcare access in villages, while also planting trees.
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