Friday, April 16, 2010

Do you have a facebook account?

if yes, could you go to this page please and tell me what is said:


Do you have a facebook account?
The Problem / Need / Situation: If we give money to the non-profit organization "Kibo Group", they will plant trees throughout Uganda, responding to poverty and deforestation.

The Mvule Tree Project enables us to buy exotic hardwood (mvule)trees in Africa. The trees (one mvule tree costs $49) are then planted, geo-tagged, and cared for as our very own. Then we can login and locate our trees thanks to GPS technology. The project provides income for local economies, allowing villages to improve life and education for their children.

The Pitch: The project is brilliant on three counts:

1. ecology

2. education

3. economics


In Uganda deforestation is a ginormous problem. You don�t have to be a tree hugger to see the devastating effects of removing trees from the land. Without trees, the earth erodes and important nutrients are not restored to the ground. In Uganda, most people are subsistence farmers�they live and die by their crops. Without trees, poverty takes an even stronger hold.

Buying a tree makes a difference in the place that needs it most. You are contributing to ecological, sociological, educational, and economical change. That�s a lot . . . for less than 50 bucks.


African children are the future of the continent. Their education is key to future economic growth. Education enables people to make more informed decisions, improving their standard of living.

But most villages in Uganda suffer from poor funding, a lack of teachers, and few textbooks. Millions of African children are unable to afford school fees, keeping them from attending a much-needed education. Literacy rates are some of the lowest in the world.

Each tree purchase directly impacts education, providing needed training and materials for teachers and students. With 50% of Uganda�s population under 15 years of age, the Mvule Project seeks to aid in educating this large percentage of the population.


Short term: The average Ugandan villager makes less than $300 a year. The Mvule Project brings the equivalent of 10 Ugandans� annual income into each village.

Long Term: The trees planted in these villages will grow into giant hardwoods. Mvule makes beautiful furniture and solid flooring, giving the wood a high value. With conservative harvesting and replanting programs, these trees could bring thousands more to the villages of Uganda.

Longer term: The economic stability (both short and long term) gives children better water systems, education, and crop yields. With the living standards improved, each subsequent generation can continue to improve on the one before it.

all of that lol
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