Help Us Plant 100,000 Fruit Trees in El Salvador


Cause Areas

When

Sat Jul 01, 2017 - Sat Jul 08, 2017

Where

Ave. Norte No. 50, Residencial San CarlosSan Salvador, SV 01101SV


About

FTPF is thrilled to be returning to El Salvador, a country where deforestation and soil erosion has had serious environmental, social, and economic impacts. The rural population here is most greatly affected, with nearly one million Salvadorans living in poverty and over 50% of El Salvador’s land unsuitable for food cultivation.

SINCE 2013, FTPF HAS HELPED PAVE THE WAY TOWARDS A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR SALVADORANS SINCE 2013, FTPF HAS HELPED PAVE THE WAY TOWARDS A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR SALVADORANS by planting and distributing fruit trees throughout the country, including with families, schools, and women’s groups. Working closely with two respected NGOs, SHARE El Salvador & CONFRAS, we have launched a ten-year plan to plant 100,000 fruit trees, entering its fourth year with excellent results: "We have been able to feed ourselves, make money & have noticed a change in the environment. Thank you for all the effort you have put in towards the success of our land."--Don Pedro Juan de Jesus Avarca (pictured) standing next to a mango tree we planted two years ago.

WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US by volunteering for a week-long fruit tree planting ecoadventure in July, 2016. Activities include planting trees and interacting with schools and families, and learning about best practices from our arborists. On the last day, an excursion to reflect and visit some of Central America’s most important historical sites. A contribution of $750 secures your spot, including the events listed below, as well as accommodations, local transport, and the excursion! Airfare, meals, and all other costs are the volunteer’s responsibility. To join us for this unforgettable experience, apply via the form at the following website: www.ftpf.org/elsalvador.htm.

Skills

  • Farming
  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Gardening
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • 1 week

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