Reforestation of a Mountain Community
In rural Guatemala, wood is used for fuel for cooking on stoves and wood-burning ovens. Over the decades hillsides are barren, causing mudslides and changing the climate.
Amigos de Guatemala is working with local villagers to improve the environment by replanting 5,000 fast-growing pine and cypress trees. Fifty families will each receive 100 saplings and be educated to maintain the trees in a healthy and sustainable method by harvesting limbs rather than whole trees. The trees will help fend off erosion and rebalance the local ecosystem.
Request: Q22,500/$3,000 includes delivery from the nursery.