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ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE POVERTY REDUCTION IN AFRICA

Better Globe AS is a Norwegian social enterprise that facilitates donations of trees and donation packages to counter poverty and corruption in Africa. They help crowdfund the activities of Better Globe Forestry Ltd. (BGF) in Kenya and Uganda. BGF is the forestry agent that plants and takes care of the trees until the trees mature..

BGF’s long-term goal is to reduce poverty and corruption in eastern Africa through social entrepreneurship and massive tree planting in arid and semi-arid areas. BGF creates jobs, helps farmers increase their land returns, and finances microloan banks, schools, and water-related projects.

Our donors who support us and donate trees and donation packages are, until now (2022), the primary funding source of BGF’s business activities. With your support, we can help address some of the world’s greatest challenges, and together we can make a real difference.

Each tree is estimated to capture 0.5 tons of CO2, which leads to you, as our supporter, becoming “Carbon Neutral” when you donate 24 trees per year. This is based on the average carbon footprint of 12 tons of CO2 per year. Depending on your lifestyle, you might want to purchase more trees to ensure you completely offset all your carbon emissions.

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BGF IS AN AWARD WINNING KENYAN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND FORESTRY COMPANY THAT IMPROVES THE ENVIRONMENT AND IS GRATEFUL FOR ITS DONORS

Since 2006, BGF has set up tree plantations and worked closely with farmers (since 2015) in Kenya’s semi-arid areas. By planting trees, the company contributes to binding carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, reducing erosion problems, and preventing further desertification south of the Sahara.

The trees planted are native to the area. As with any forestry company, trees are the business’s economic engine. But BGF is not your regular forestry company. Its unique advantages are twofold: the trees are classified as hardwood and fully comparable to mahogany trees that grow fast in dry areas. And these African mahogany trees give a long-term economic perspective for BGF and the local farmers.

For more information about our new strategy and the future developments of this unique crowdfunding effort to counter extreme poverty in East Africa’s arid and semi-arid areas, please contact Better Globe support.

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BGF NEEDS YOUR HELP TO SUPPORT THE OPERATIONS

Unlike most other forestry companies, BGF has chosen crowdfunding as a business financing model. Thanks to your donations, BGF can improve the environment and reduce poverty on-site in Kenya and Uganda. Your donations support a socially responsible and sustainable company that is all about improving the livelihood of impoverished farming communities, taking care of the environment, improving food security, and supporting a better future for us all.

As a benefactor, you can donate trees via donation packages or purchase individual trees through Better Globe AS. You are most welcome to make one-time donations, but a subscription for recurring donations is the best way to help create social change in Africa over time. The price of one tree is €20, and the donation package is priced at €59.

By becoming a backer today, you help provide a better future for East African smallholder farming families, you support children’s schooling, you help biodiversity and the environment, and you create a better future for yourself and the world at large.

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YOUR DONATION CREATES JOBS AND FINANCES MICROLOANS, SCHOOLS, AND WATER

When you sponsor donation packages from Better Globe AS, you contribute to the financing of small microloan banks and schools in the areas where BGF operates. You also help find solutions for the lack of clean water by supporting water-related projects.

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SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY

Forests have always had high economic value, a fact that remains true to this day. When the trees have reached their production age, BGF can harvest socially responsible and sustainable timber and other natural products. But it is the manufacturing and sales of high-quality certified and sustainable ready-made furniture and parquet that creates the most substantial financial yield from the trees over time. Natural organic supplements and safe environmentally friendly biopesticides are other sources of income available from trees such as Moringa oleifera and Melia volkensii.

Money in a forestry business usually comes from the felling of trees. But as you can see, BGF is creating a more diversified income stream that will help create more job opportunities for East Africa’s impoverished communities. After 20 years, BGF cuts the trees to produce sustainable and socially responsible wood products. Naturally, trees are replanted, and the operation is structured in such a way that it supports the environment, helps counter extreme poverty, and may even help reduce tropical deforestation.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

Nobody can do everything alone, but together we can create many long-lasting positive impacts. To help people out of poverty, we need your help to fund the planting of several million trees along with our tree planting agent, BGF. Even the monthly donation of a single tree makes a big difference over time, both for the poor farmers in Africa and the environment.

Please read more on our website and get in touch if you have any questions. Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Better Globe and supporting our vision of a greener and healthier Africa with less extreme poverty.

We all rise together when we create benefits for biodiversity, the environment, families living in poverty, and the global community at large. So, join in today and donate trees for a better future.

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Be a part of something bigger for just €20!
Help the environment and underprivileged families while offsetting your carbon footprint
Donate trees
plant
+ 3 360 000
trees planted
+ €615 832
to water projects
+ €294 680
to education
arrow-money
+ €294 689
to microloans
+21 000
partner farmers
+ 40 000
sponsors in +50 countries

The figures above reflect some of what BGF has been able to do with donations from the many incredible supporters of Better Globe AS. Data is provided by BGF and Better Globe AS. New data is typically published at the start of each year. Last updated in January 2021.

  • Lennart Göthe
    Stockholm, Sweden

    I have bought trees from Better Globe since 2006. I have been down to the plantations and in 2008 I realised that it is “for real”. Since then I have bought thousands of trees for myself and my family.

  • Jessica Jäger
    Stockholm, Sweden

    I am often fascinated by how thoughtful Better Globe’s business model is and I am deeply moved by the founders strong incentive to eradicate poverty in Africa. To give help to self-help, so that families get out of poverty and stay together, creates change for individuals, entire families and the society in several generations.

  • Ulrika Emericks
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    What really grabbed my attention is Better Globe’s unique combination of helping people while making money in a sustainable way. I have always helped those who have not been so lucky, but here I can do it on a large scale and get returns at the same time. I bought my first donation package in 2008 and have had monthly savings since then.

  • Jan Bolmeson
    Malmö, Sweden

    To me Better Globe is an amazing way to save in an ethical, sustainable and long-term manner. The money I save shapes the future to a better place for both people and the environment.

  • Jonatan Westman
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    I visited the operations in Kenya and Uganda during a customer trip in the summer of 2017, and then I got to experience the huge difference makes on site, with the support from us customers. It is heartwarming to know that I contribute to providing these opportunities to some of the most vulnerable people on the planet.

  • Cécile Tartar Jönsson
    Åkarp, Sweden

    Thanks to Better Globe everyone is a winner. Children get to go to school, people get jobs, micro loans and an opportunity to get out of poverty, and I as an investor get a return on my money. Everybody profits! And the planet also feels good about the planted trees. I think that it is an amazing and sustainable business model, that I really want to recommend to everyone I know.

  • Sandra Aviani
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    I was looking for investments with a sustainable and ethical focus, as well as good returns, for a long time, and I found Better Globe a few years ago. When I learned more about Better Globe’s operations, how they think and how they operate their business, it set me on fire. I had finally found an investment opportunity that gave great returns and where many profit at the same time. An investment that really means something!

  • Alina Lundberg
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Me and my family have bought trees since 2008. We think it’s amazing that our money can grow at the same time as we make a difference for so many people. I have been on site myself and seen the plantations and the schools with my own eyes, and today I can’t stop spreading the word to other people. 

  • Robin Granqvist
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    I started buying donation packages via Better Globe in 2016, because I liked the idea to get return on my money at the same time as I was helping people to lead better lives. I went to Kenya in 2017 and when I was there I got to see that it really works. 

  • Lucas Sköld
    Stockholm, Sweden

    The best thing about Better Globe is the difference I can make with my money. It feels good to know that my money goes towards children’s education, that it helps people to get out of poverty, and that it restores nature’s balance in places where it’s really needed. That I also can have Better Globe as a part of my savings strategy makes it a win, win, win which is totally unbeatable.

  • Johan Dahl
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Before I heard about Better Globe, I had long been looking for a way to have a sustainable and positive impact on the people and the environment in Africa, while generating an ethical income for myself at the same time. I am so grateful that Better Globe gives me this opportunity and reading the reports about the difference that has already been made for the people and the environment really warms my heart, at the same time as the return on my investment generates a passive income that is of great value to my life.

  • Martin Pedersen
    Lund, Sweden

    To me, Better Globe is exactly the type of savings format that I have been trying to find for a long time. I can make my savings do good for both people and the environment, while I also get a really good return on the money over a long period of time. I see Better Globe as a great opportunity for me to retire earlier.

  • Audun Turoey
    Joao Pessoa, Brazil

    I became a Better Globe supporter in 2006. The idea of planting trees to reduce extreme poverty in Africa while creating a greener future for us all was very appealing to me. And after traveling to see their work with underprivileged farming communities in Kenya and children’s education in Uganda, I became convinced that Better Globe is one of the greenest and most socially responsible companies in the world. So, for me, it is a privilege to continue to support this effort and follow the incredible results. Supporting Better Globe is one of the best decisions I have made.

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