Since 2006 The Christmas Forest has been a proud supporter of TREE AID. TREE AID helps people in the drylands of Africa to lift themselves out of poverty and protect their environment.
People In the drylands of Africa live in some of the toughest conditions on earth and trees are essential to their survival. When you live below the poverty line, basics like health care and education are out of reach. We help people use tree products to make the money they urgently need. We provide business skills training, improve production and create opportunities for people to work together. Trees provide nutrition, generate income and help to create a healthy environment.
TREE AID works with local communities to help them protect and grow trees, for themselves and for future generations. Trees are a lifeline, providing nutritious fruit, nuts, seeds and leaves all year round. We help people grow, protect and use trees to feed their families.
TREE AID helps people to grow trees to improve the environment. Trees improve soil quality for better harvests, reduce soil loss through wind or flooding, protect ecosystems and increase biodiversity. This keeps the environment fertile for generations to come.
A tree is no use to you if you can’t reach it, or if someone else harvests its fruits, nuts and leaves. We work with communities and local authorities to agree rules for using forests and their resources. This ensures that the environment is protected and the forests are managed fairly.
All these things add up to why we are proud to support TREE AID. Buy a tree from us and you will be doing your little bit too.