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Planting it Forward With Her Children

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What would it be like to walk miles each day just to find enough firewood to cook a meal for your family? Rose Micere, who lives with her five children in eastern Kenya, knows. She used to set out each morning to find scraps of wood for fuel and grass to feed her cow. The…
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What’s More Important – People or Trees?

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In Cameroon, one of the poorest and most ecologically diverse places in world, what’s more important: trees or people? Our technician Limbi Blessing, is working hard for both the disappearing forests, and the people in them! Ensuring that we don’t have to make that choice. Limbi’s work place is home to one of the highest…
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A Tale of Four Fathers

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Thirteen years ago, I met my friend Omar in what is known as the peanut basin of Senegal. As we sat in the barren field he had inherited from his father, he showed me his ID. In French it read, “Occupation: Fisherman.” I laughed. We were 100 miles from the ocean.  Omar didn’t even smile….
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Plant It Forward Campaign

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How many trees are there in your yard or on your block? You’ve probably noticed that even one new tree has the power to completely transform an environment. Now imagine 500 trees, growing and thriving in some of the poorest, most barren corners of the world. You can make that happen during our Plant it…
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How Many Legs Does Your Bank Account Have?

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April 11, 2014 Silver Spring, MD – A cycle of poverty and environmental degradation stems from using animals as bank accounts in developing countries. According to the IRS, last year the average tax refund was $2,744. Surveys this year indicate that about 60% of us Americans plan to save our tax returns, but how? In a traditional low interest savings…
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