Good Gifts Catalog Funds Major Mpingo Planting Projects
In this newsletter we will give an extensive report on mpingo initiatives that have been started because of contributions from the Good Gifts Catalog, a UK-based charity that offers opportunities for gift giving on behalf of organizations promoting social and environmental projects around the world.
Because of the ABCP infrastructure that already exists, in terms of our long-time established Moshi Mpingo Plot from which we can produce tens of thousands of seedlings in one year, we have been able to supply mpingo seedlings for multiple new initiatives in schools and villages in northern Tanzania. As always, our yearly contributors and ongoing funding from the Cottonwood Foundation has allowed us to continually expand and update work at the plot. Our two full-time workers, Joseph Simon and Raphael James, are busy year-round with growing seedlings for our various projects. In addition, the Chuwa home nursery on Mt. Kilimanjaro also supplies trees for our needs.
To date we have planted over 600,000 mpingo seedlings and close to 1 million other indigenous tree seedlings in northern Tanzania.
For the Good Gifts initiative, we have extended our planting areas into
new locations and discuss here the people and places involved. Besides accomplishing the
task of planting trees, the money paid to the workers on our projects is helping them
purchase needed items and to educate their children.
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