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.

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