The Donation Package
The donation package is the product that we are proudest of. In addition to creating jobs, the donation package contributes to children’s education, microloans, and water-related projects while bringing the joy of helping others to all our benefactors.
The donation package is Better Globe’s most important product in terms of social impact and is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to make a real difference in Africa. The donation package contains essential features to help counter extreme poverty in East Africa.
Here is what you donate, when you buy the Better Globe donation package:
- Two trees donated as gifts to local organizations, schools, or contract farmers.
- Five hundred liters of water is donated, or the equivalent supported through water-related projects.
- €1.50 is allocated explicitly to construction, renovation, and the support of local schools.
- €1.50 goes towards financing community-owned microfinance banks to support the local economy.
The donation package costs €59 and is best purchased as a monthly subscription, but can also be bought as a single purchase. However, purchasing the donation package regularly through a monthly subscription helps to budget the social outreach program and secures ongoing support to the local communities.
Our goal is to eradicate extreme poverty one family at a time. And with more than 100 000 donation packages sold worldwide, we make a real and lasting difference that we hope you, too, would like to support.
The trees we donate together
The donation package includes two trees that are distributed to contract farmers, local organizations, or to support schools in the Schools’ Green Initiative Challenge (GIC). Better Globe Forestry Ltd. (BGF) is part of the GIC tree-planting initiative, together with Bamburi Cement Ltd. (owned by LafargeHolcim) and KenGen, two of the most prominent construction and energy actors in Kenya, respectively.
The GIC is a 10-year initiative where over 500 schools in semi-arid lands have benefited, and the total number of schools is expected to reach 1000 upon completion. BGF donates trees to the GIC to engage children in environment-related activities that lead to an awareness of nature. When you buy the donation package, you help to complete the circle in this initiative, as the fruits and returns that the trees provide go to the schools.
Most people who live in semi-arid desert areas may need to walk many hours every day to collect water. It is often the women and children in the communities who are assigned this task. When BGF arranges water access to crops, they also help the communities that exist around the cultivation with access to this precious resource.
In many cases, they have supported schools and communities with water tanks and gutters for rainwater collection. Agroforestry field agents also work with contract farmers and provide essential training, such as water management. And it is the loyal Better Globe donors around the world who buy the donation package every month, who make all of this possible.
Financing the construction and renovation of schools
Many children that live in African villages must contribute to the household, and education is rarely free of charge. As a result, many parents cannot afford to let the children go to school for extended periods. The children are needed at home, and the money is needed for food for the family. Because BGF constructs their tree plantations in the countryside and creates paid jobs, supporters of Better Globe also indirectly contribute to providing more children with educational opportunities.
BGF operates tree plantations in rural and dry areas where the population consists of underprivileged farmers. Microfinance enables locals in the area to earn their own money by expanding their farming activities and increasing their income. Often a part of the loan is also used to make life more comfortable, for example, with a tin roof or a comfortable mattress.
Microloans can also go to things that make it possible for people to save money in the long-run, like buying a solar-powered lamp instead of oil lamps. Healthcare is also of importance when considering a loan. Others use loans to start or develop agriculture or livestock. Some start another business to generate a secondary income.
It can also be used towards school fees or for constructing and renovating buildings. Borrowers can also borrow money for assets such as chairs (for their café or lecture activities, for example), water tanks, and solar panels. Women get priority when it comes to microfinance loans as experience shows they are better providers for the family and more likely to create a positive outcome.
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!