Better Globe Forestry Ltd. (BGF) plants trees in the semi-arid areas south of the Sahara to help smallholder farming communities overcome extreme poverty. The Norwegian company Better Globe AS has sponsors worldwide who help crowdfund BGF’s operations through the purchase of trees and donation packages.
As a supporter of Better Globe AS, you contribute to planting trees in parts of the world where increasing forest cover and reducing desertification is crucial. At the same time, you are helping to create jobs in rural areas in eastern Africa. The result is a reduction in poverty and increased opportunities for families to stay together as jobs become more available.
Our sponsors also contribute to a positive environmental impact. The trees we help to plant bind carbon dioxide, prevent desertification, retain and improve the topsoil, and provide more nutritious agricultural land. BGF’s tree planting activities can also help protect local water sources from sedimentation in surface runoff, like in the case of Lake Kiambere, and counteract deforestation in tropical forests.
BGF takes care of the trees
BGF’s approach to social entrepreneurship in its effort to eradicate extreme poverty in East Africa secures profit interests for both the company and partner farmers. Long-term sustainability is only achieved when everyone involved in the effort benefits, including the environment.
To support BGF’s vision, Better Globe AS offers trees and donation packages through a sustainable business model to donors worldwide. The sale of these two donation products helps crowdfund BGF’s activities.
In East Africa, BGF acts as a local agent for Better Globe AS and takes care of the trees to secure that all donations contribute to the end goal. BGF is responsible for both the care and the harvest of the trees together with the distribution of the social aid provided through the donation package we sell.
We sell two types of donation products
With us, you can make two types of donations. You can either donate individual trees or sponsor the effort by purchasing a donation package. Each tree your donations can help plant makes a significant positive impact by helping the environment and the local communities. You also get to have a positive impact on the world and future generations, both in East Africa and around the globe.
The second donation product is called the donation package. This product includes trees as well, but also other impactful resources such as funding for children’s education and community-owned microfinance banks. It is the donation package that is the engine behind the largest part of the social impact created through BGF’s activities in Kenya and Uganda.
Donation Package – do good and feel good
Our wish is that all our benefactors buy the donation package monthly. It creates significant social impacts and includes four trees and funding for, among other things, school activities, microfinance, and support to smallholder farmers. The trees are donated through BGF to farmers, local organizations, or schools.
At present (2020), we have used money from the donation packages to build two schools and toward the renovation of several schools. A part of the money in the donation packages finances microloans and community-owned microloan banks. Nor do we or BGF run any schools or microloan banks; we fund the operations, and BGF leaves qualified partner organizations and the local communities to run them.
The final part of the donation package is the financing of water-related projects. We have helped to finance the drilling of wells. But more often, BGF has put up gutters and water collection tanks. When necessary, they have also provided water to areas where it is needed. Contract farmers also get training in water management by BGF agroforestry agents that travel around to help farmer groups make the most of the opportunity.
Donate to help plant trees and reduce poverty
We invite you to make a difference in East Africa and contribute to a better world. Our trees are managed in an ethical, sustainable, and long-term way. Click on the link to our shop and make a socially responsible and sustainable donation today. It feels great to help others!