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Better Globe AS

Better Globe AS is a Norwegian social enterprise that markets and sells green and sustainable products to help reduce poverty and corruption in East Africa. By selling Donation and Sponsor Packages, we effectively help crowdfund Better Globe Forestry Ltd.’s (BGF) activities in Kenya and Uganda.

BGF’s admirable goal is to reduce poverty and corruption through large-scale tree-planting activities in East Africa’s arid and semi-arid areas. BGF is dedicated to fostering employment opportunities in rural communities. They help farmers increase their yield using agroforestry techniques. They provide training, social support, and finances microloan banks, schools, and water-related projects.

The compassionate customers of Better Globe AS, who support the effort by purchasing Donation Packages and Sponsor Packages, have so far been the primary funding source for BGF’s business activities. With support from people like you, we can tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges in a sustainable and economically sound way.

Our products help plant African mahogany trees that remove CO2 from the air, making you “Carbon Neutral” when you purchase our products regularly. Becoming a customer of Better Globe AS is financially sustainable for you as a potential new customer as well. Half of the trees you sponsor through your purchases are administered by the Swedish tree asset management company, Tree Partner Solutions AB (TPS). As a gesture of gratitude for supporting TPS and BGF’s partner farmers, you have the chance to swap the receipts from half of the trees you assist in planting for shares in TPS through yearly share offerings.

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Since 2006, BGF has established tree plantations and has collaborated closely with partner farmers (since 2015) in Kenya’s semi-arid areas. And at the end of 2017, BGF started to support agroforestry initiatives with partner farmers in Uganda. Besides binding carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, these activities help reduce erosion problems and prevent further desertification south of the Sahara. They also increase crop yields and profitability for the farmers.

The trees planted are native to the area. As with any forestry company, trees are the business’s economic engine. Nevertheless, BGF is far from being an ordinary forestry company. Its unique advantages are twofold: the trees are classified as hardwood fully comparable to mahogany, and the trees grow fast in dry areas. Secondly, these African mahogany trees offer a long-term economic perspective for BGF, the local farmers, and for our caring customers.

Supporting a greener futureand reducing extreme poverty in Africa with Better Globe AS is as sustainable for your economy as it is for the environment.

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Unlike most other forestry companies, BGF has opted for a mix of crowdfunding and social entrepreneurship as a business financing model. Your sponsorship allows BGF to improve the environment and alleviate poverty in Kenya and Uganda. Thanks to purchases from people like you, BGF can help the environment and biodiversity while reducing extreme poverty. So, with Better Globe AS, you are supporting a socially responsible, sustainable, and award-winning company that aims to improve the livelihood of impoverished farming communities. All while caring for the environment, enhancing food security, and supporting a better future for us all.

As a customer, you can sponsor tree-planting activities and provide social support by purchasing Donation Packages and Sponsor Packages. To maximize your contributions and the potential to accumulate TPS shares before their intended initial public offering (IPO) after 2026, setting up a subscription is recommended. It is the best way to help create social change in Africa over time with a chance to accumulate TPS shares in the process.

By becoming a customer today, you contribute to improving the future of East African smallholder farming families. Additionally, you can support children’s schooling, help preserve biodiversity, improve the environment, and help create a better future for yourself and the coming generations.

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By purchasing the Donation Package from Better Globe AS, you not only support crucial community-owned microfinance banks in BGF’s operating areas but also contribute to the renovation and development of schools.

Our charity partner, Child Africa International, receives funds from the Donation Package. These funds are used to support schools in Kenya and to build and run their schools in Uganda.

It is the Donation Package that creates the most significant social impact. With it, you can create real and permanent positive change while benefiting from half of the trees you help to plant.

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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 wood-related products. And the most significant yield is likely to come from the manufacturing and sales of high-quality and certified ready-made furniture and parquets. Besides the highly valuable timber from tropical hardwood, environmentally friendly biopesticides are other potential future income streams from the Melia volkensii trees planted in Kenya. The carbon credit market is another area that might prove viable in the not-so-distant future.

Money in a forestry business usually comes from the felling of trees and selling logs. 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 down the trees. TPS is then free to produce sustainable and highly profitable wood products from the trees under their management and increase profits for their shareholders.

More trees will always be planted than what is harvested. The operation is sustainable on all levels and structured to support the environment, alleviate extreme poverty, and even help reduce tropical deforestation.

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Nobody can do everything on their own, but together we can create significant and long-lasting positive impacts. To help more people out of poverty, we need your help to fund the planting of millions of trees along with our tree planting agent, BGF. Even the monthly purchase of one Sponsor Package makes a difference over time, both for the East African farmers and the environment. And with the Donation Package, you can more than double your impact.

Please learn more on our website and get in touch if you have questions. Thank you for your interest in Better Globe. Your support contributes to our vision of a greener and healthier Africa with less extreme poverty on this amazing and diverse continent.

We rise together when we create benefits for biodiversity, the environment, impoverished families, and the global community at large. So, join us today and help plant trees for a better future.

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+ 3 360 000
trees planted
+ €772 232
to water projects
+ €353 331
to education
+ €353 331
to microloans
+21 000
partner farmers
+ 20 000
sponsors in +50 countries

The figures reflect the achievements of BGF and Better Globe AS, thanks to the incredibly kind support of our customers. The data is supplied by BGF and typically updated at the start of each year. Last updated January 2023.

  • Dagfinn Rognerud
    Holmestrand, Norway

    I have been a happy supporter of Better Globe since June 2006. I just love this concept! It is a complete win, win, win for all. For the poor farmers, the children, the backers, the environment, and the company. Every month since 2006 I have been buying trees and donation packages. With this I support the tree planting projects, building of schools for children’s education and microfinance for women in the agricultural sector. I visited Better Globe and Child Africa in 2009, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and will again in 2023 to follow their activities.

  • 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 over several generations.

  • Ulrika Emericks
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    What really grabbed my attention is Better Globe’s unique combination of helping people while caring for the environment. I have always helped those who have not been so lucky, but here I can do it more effectively. I bought my first donation package in 2008 and have donated monthly since then.

  • Jan Bolmeson
    Malmö, Sweden

    To me Better Globe is an amazing way to donate in an ethical, sustainable and long-term manner. The trees I help to plant shape the future into a better place for both people and the environment.

  • Jonatan Westman
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    I visited the operations in Kenya and Uganda during a sponsor trip in the summer of 2017, and then I got to experience the huge difference made on site, with the support from us. 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 a donor get to help build a greener future for the planet. I think that it is an amazing and sustainable business model that helps people in need.

  • Alina Lundberg
    Gothenburg, Sweden

    Me and my family have bought trees since 2008. We think it’s amazing that 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 of 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.

  • 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. 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.

  • Martin Pedersen
    Lund, Sweden

    To me, Better Globe is exactly the type of donation format that I have been trying to find for a long time. I can do good for both people and the environment in Africa, while I also get to help create a greener future for everyone.

  • Audun Turoey

    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 seeing 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.