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A 4-MINUTE INTRODUCTION TO ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE POVERTY REDUCTION IN AFRICA

Better Globe AS is a Norwegian social enterprise that sells trees and donation packages to counter poverty and corruption in Africa. Their products 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 owned by our customers. And, Better Globe AS has a 20-year buy-back agreement on trees with BGF that benefit our customers economically.

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, finance microloan banks, schools, and water-related projects.

Our customers who buy trees and donation packages are, until now (2020), the primary funding source of BGF’s business activities. With your help, we can help address some of the world’s greatest challenges, and together we can make a real difference. See our 4-minute introduction video to find out how (video found to the right or below).

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BGF IS A KENYAN SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND FORESTRY COMPANY THAT IMPROVES THE ENVIRONMENT

Since 2006, BGF has set up tree plantations and worked closely with farmers (since 2015) in Kenya’s semi-arid areas. By planting trees, they contribute to binding carbon dioxide, reduce erosion problems, and also prevent further desertification south of the Sahara.

The trees planted are native to the area. As with any forestry company, they are the economic engine of the business. BGF’s unique advantages are twofold: that the trees that are classified as hardwood are fully comparable to mahogany trees, and grow fast in dry areas. The trees guarantee the long-term economic perspective for BGF, the farmers, and you as a customer of Better Globe AS.

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BGF NEEDS YOUR HELP TO FINANCE THE OPERATIONS

Unlike most other forestry companies, BGF has chosen crowdfunding as a financing model for its operations. Thanks to tens of thousands of our customers with monthly savings in trees, BGF can improve the environment and reduce poverty on-site in Kenya and Uganda.

As a customer, you can buy trees via donation packages or individually through Better Globe AS. You can also make one-time purchases. Still, we recommend regular savings. A subscription is better to create social change in Africa over time, and it can even give you bonus trees. One tree costs €20, and the donation package cost €59.

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

When you buy 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.

Because BGF is a forestry company, they run neither schools nor microloan banks. We finance them through funds from the donation packages so that locals can manage them together with other organizations. It is proven to be the best way to reduce poverty in the areas in which BGF operates.

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YOU OWN THE TREES UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN BOUGHT BACK BY BGF IN A REPURCHASE AGREEMENT OVER 20 YEARS

Forests have always had high economic value, and it is still a fact to this day. When the trees have reached their production age, BGF can harvest, among other things, timber and nutritional products. Manufacture of high-quality FSC certified mahogany and sales of ready-made sustainable furniture and parquet products create the financial yield that allows for the trees’ repurchase over time.

Big money in a forestry business comes from the felling of trees. After 20 years, you will earn  the final payment from your trees as they are cut to produce sustainable and socially responsible wood products.

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WE NEED YOUR HELP

Nobody can do everything, but together we can create many positive impacts. We need your help to fund the planting of several million trees along with our tree planting agent, BGF, and help people out of poverty. Even a monthly purchase of a single tree makes a big difference over time, both for you and others.

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.

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Be a part of something bigger for just €20!
Help the environment and underprivileged families while you get a return
Buy trees
plant
+ 2 700 000
trees planted
+ €510 000
to water projects
+ €255 000
to education
arrow-money
+ €255 000
to microloans
+ 40 000
customers in +50 countries
+16 500
partner farmers

The figures above are official as of November 2020, data provided by BGF and Better Globe AS.

  • 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. Today both me and my family receive a significant return each year.

  • 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 customer of Better Globe in 2006. The idea of getting a financial return from trees that reduce extreme poverty in Africa while creating a greener future for us all was very appealing to me. And after travelling in 2011 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 we create together. Getting involved with Better Globe is one of the best decisions I have ever made.

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