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Greening the Roof of Africa

Greening the Roof of Africa

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Help us plant indigenous trees in Ethiopia!

Be part of our large scale reforestation program and support Samuel (manager) and Mikian (owner) of our PLCnetwork member Hudad Lalibela Eco-Lodge & Retreat. 

We all know by now that reforestation, greener cities and the conservation of healthy ecosystems are one of the key factors in tackling the global climate crisis!

From the rainy season 2022 onwards (starting in April/May) we aim to plant 25,000 trees per year for the coming ten years! Our first batch would be a truck load of 4,500 trees for which we are setting the target amount of this campaign.

These trees are being planted across a 200,000 sqm area on the Hudad Plateau in Northern Ethiopia, which is 3,330 m above sea level. 

Ethiopia’s nationwide government movement inspires Samuel and Mikian: A record number of nearly 354 million trees were planted in a single day on what the government named Green Legacy Day, 29 July 2019. 

Help Samuel and Mikian contribute to greening Ethiopia! They have already planted thousands of trees around the churches and on the roadsides of the ancient town of Lalibela, which was dry and dusty. 

Now they are expanding their impact into all surrounding areas, and the local government is contributing with 3,300 trees per year, too! 

 

1 tree seedling only costs you $3,90 [or ZAR 55 or €3,30] - and this includes transport, planting activities and nature guards to protect the area. 

Your direct impact on this project:

  1. You support the livelihood of local smallholder farmers! They are nursing our tree seedlings in Ethiopia. Samuel and Mikian purchase all seedlings from these local farmers!
  2. You support the employment of nature guards! They are planting our trees and are protecting the area with ongoing patrols.
  3. You support the local community of Lalibela! They participate in the planting activities, and they will use fruit trees planted as part of our project: 10-20% of tree seedlings are banana, avocado, mango, and shola!
  4. You support the reforestation of the Roof of Africa! This helps against soil erosion and influences the natural water cycle positively.
  5. You support the education of our societies! Our project highlights the value of forests and the importance of tree planting. You are joining global efforts of reforestation and restoration of habitats!

 

Our Crowdfunding Aim:

4,500 tree seedlings (minimum number) 

Donations Needed:

$17,550 or more [ZAR 249,000]

 

Our costs and calculations include the purchase of seedlings, transport of seedlings, planting of seedlings, protection of seedlings, 10% project management fee.

 

View the member profile here: Hudad Lalibela Eco-Lodge & Retreat 

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Donations

  • Oct 11, 2021 - USD $ 10.03
  • ":) " - Christina

  • Oct 09, 2021 - USD $ 6.00
  • ":) " - Philip

  • Oct 06, 2021 - R 60.00
  • "Great work you guys are doing. Keep it up (:" - Daisy

  • Oct 05, 2021 - R 90.00
  • "Good luck!" - Grace

  • Oct 04, 2021 - USD $ 40.38
  • "10 more trees... :)" - Jonas Baum

  • Oct 04, 2021 - USD $ 30.28
  • "Love it " - Manuel Ketterer

  • Oct 04, 2021 - USD $ 11.67
  • "Love momma nature. Thank you guys! " - Aleksa

  • Oct 03, 2021 - USD $ 349.86
  • "Thank you and all the best! Bodo and Alex :) " - Augustiner im Bankepeter Restaurant team

  • Sep 26, 2021 - USD $ 23.40
  • "Donation " - Christopher

  • Sep 26, 2021 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Gooooood luck!!! " - Betül

  • Sep 23, 2021 - USD $ 67.56
  • "Great Project Good luck !" - A Kersten

  • Sep 22, 2021 - USD $ 33.85
  • "Good luck!" - Abha

  • Sep 21, 2021 - USD $ 67.70
  • "Thank you!" - Debra

  • Sep 21, 2021 - USD $ 7.45
  • "Good luck!" - Sandra Mukiwa

  • Sep 20, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Good luck with the project. " - Debbie

  • Sep 20, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Fantastic initiative " - Lebogang Mateane

  • Sep 18, 2021 - USD $ 13.61
  • "Veel succes/ good luck!" - Lot

  • Sep 14, 2021 - USD $ 24.74
  • "God luck" - LM Baum

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Statistics

Donations to date

R 10 822.24

Fundraising target

R 249 000.00
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