BETTER GLOBE TESTIMONIALS

BETTER GLOBE TESTIMONIALS

Customer statements, news, references, and forestry research

On this customer testimonial page, you will learn more about what our incredible supporters have to say about our company and how they feel about supporting Better Globe AS and the mission to plant trees to uplift the local communities.

Below, you will also find news from Better Globe Forestry Ltd. (BGF) and other references that support the legitimacy of our business activities and how the Better Globe Group works to help alleviate poverty and corruption in East Africa. But first, let us show you a few of the Better Globe customer reviews from our valuable clients from around the world.


Better Globe testimonials and customer reviews

Ulrika Emericks, Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

Stelios Vardakis, Cyprus

Stelios Vardakis

Cyprus

I am Stelios and have been a proud supporter of Better Globe since 2010. What made me interested and excited until today is that besides it gives you the opportunity to help the environment, it also helps people and children in need. And those behind this company are very dedicated, honest, serious, and always very helpful. I am very grateful that I am being a part of this fantastic project.

Rodrigo Amaro, Paraíba, Brazil

Rodrigo Amaro

Paraíba, Brazil

Since 2012, when I got my first tree, I have been in love with the amazing work Better Globe people do, supporting job creation, education, and better living conditions in places where there was a lack of opportunity and basic infrastructure. Trees can help everyone, local people, and donors. I highly recommend supporting Better Globe, we all need more trees.

Robin Granqvist, Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

Renata Turoey, João Pessoa, Brazil

Renata Turoey

João Pessoa, Brazil

When I first heard about Better Globe and Better Globe Forestry through my husband, I was super impressed with their work. In addition to helping local communities, they also help the environment and, indirectly, the rainforests. As a Biologist, I admire and support their efforts. I am immensely proud to be a supporter of this company and think it is quite amazing that I am becoming a shareholder with Tree Partner Solutions AB. This is such a fantastic way of creating a positive impact while taking part in the economic growth of trees that I have given Sponsor Packages as gifts to the whole family.

Martin Pedersen, Lund, Sweden

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.

Lucas Sköld, Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Jon Ivar Boe, Molde, Norway

Jon Ivar Boe

Molde, Norway

In 2006, I searched for a social business to support and found Better Globe. I immediately started to back them, as their goals touched some chords in me. I really loved the company’s vision of eradicating poverty in Africa by means of tree planting, education, and micro credit! This method has proved to be very efficient. And thousands of families in rural areas have been able to work themselves to a better life. During a visit in 2019 to the areas that Better Globe support, I was happy to see that for myself, and it made my belief in this even stronger!

Jonatan Westman, Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

Johan Dahl, Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

Jessica Jäger, Stockholm, Sweden

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.

Jan Bolmeson, Malmö, Sweden

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.

Dagfinn Rognerud, Holmestrand, Norway

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.

Cécile Tartar Jönsson, Åkarp, Sweden

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.

Audun Turoey, João Pessoa, Brazil

Audun Turoey

João Pessoa, Brazil

The idea of planting trees to reduce extreme poverty in Africa while creating a greener future for us all was very appealing to me. After seeing the work done for underprivileged farming communities in Kenya and children’s education in Uganda, I am convinced that Better Globe is one of the world’s greenest and most socially responsible companies. It is a privilege for my wife and I to continue to support this effort and follow the incredible results created through social entrepreneurship with Better Globe, and soon also Tree Partner Solutions AB.

Ann-Kathrin Vogelsang, Munich, Germany

Ann-Kathrin Vogelsang

Munich, Germany

Better Globe is great with its unique business model. For me as a supporter and the world. They have been reliable from the start. They always keep their promises and are constantly looking for improvements and adaptions. I love seeing their evolution and their progress. It’s not another company, it’s really a company doing GOOD, great actually! I will always support them!

Alina Lundberg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

Visit our YouTube channel to find more Better Globe customer testimonials (mainly in Swedish), interviews with BGF employees, and virtually everything else related to our effort to counter poverty and corruption in Africa together with amazing people such as yourself. Make sure to browse this page first for scientific research related to the trees we help plant, photos of some of the most prominent visitors at BGF’s tree plantations, and other references including a few of the most important video highlights from our YouTube channel.

News from Better Globe Forestry Ltd.

Here you can download a PDF copy of some of BGF’s latest newsletters, a monthly publication sent to all Miti Magazine subscribers. In the Miti Magazine newsletter, you learn more about the work we support and how tree planting can transform East Africa’s arid and semi-arid areas.


Scientific research

Scientific research in collaboration with national and international researchers coauthored by or in partnership with BGF.


Prominent events and visitors at the BGF tree plantations


BGF and UNESCO, represented by MD Jean-Paul Deprins and Regional Director Mr. Alexandros Makarigakis, signed a letter of intent on December 15th, 2023, as a first step towards an MOU. This collaboration involves esteemed partners and is coordinated by BGF for the protection, conservation, and restoration of biodiversity in a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve and World Heritage Site in Kenya.
BGF and UNESCO, represented by MD Jean-Paul Deprins and Regional Director Mr. Alexandros Makarigakis, signed a letter of intent on December 15th, 2023, as a first step towards an MOU. This collaboration involves esteemed partners and is coordinated by BGF for the protection, conservation, and restoration of biodiversity in a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve and World Heritage Site in Kenya.
Rino Solberg, Chairman of Better Globe Group, and his wife Julie Solberg, Managing Director of Child Africa, were honored to receive the esteemed 2023 Go Global Awards on November 8th, 2023, on behalf of Better Globe Forestry Ltd. for securing the top spot in the Agricultural Products category.
Rino Solberg, Chairman of Better Globe Group, and his wife Julie Solberg, Managing Director of Child Africa, were honored to receive the esteemed 2023 Go Global Awards on November 8th, 2023, on behalf of Better Globe Forestry Ltd. for securing the top spot in the Agricultural Products category.
The judging criteria for this prestigious award included market opportunity, innovation, reach, leadership, strategic partnerships, customer satisfaction, growth, sustainability, and overall impact.
The judging criteria for this prestigious award included market opportunity, innovation, reach, leadership, strategic partnerships, customer satisfaction, growth, sustainability, and overall impact.
His Excellency Peter Maddens, current Ambassador of Belgium in Nairobi, receives a certificate from BGF leadership for trees being planted to offset the carbon emissions of the Embassy on June the 24th, 2023.
His Excellency Peter Maddens, current Ambassador of Belgium in Nairobi, receives a certificate from BGF leadership for trees being planted to offset the carbon emissions of the Embassy on June the 24th, 2023.
Belgium’s Embassy in Nairobi is the first customer of BGF’s new product. Every 20 years, double the trees are planted based on the initial purchase, creating a unique, sustainable, and perpetual carbon offset product.
Belgium’s Embassy in Nairobi is the first customer of BGF’s new product. Every 20 years, double the trees are planted based on the initial purchase, creating a unique, sustainable, and perpetual carbon offset product.
A delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Forestry Authority (NFA) in Uganda visited to see BGF’s activities and visit some of BGF’s partner farmers in Dokolo in June 2023.
A delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the National Forestry Authority (NFA) in Uganda visited to see BGF’s activities and visit some of BGF’s partner farmers in Dokolo in June 2023.
On the 7th of July 2022, Dr. Victor Jaoko successfully defended a thesis on biopesticides based on Mukau and thus became the 1st Ph.D. under a funding program of the VLIR (the Flemish Interuniversity Council). University of Nairobi, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, University of Ghent (Belgium), and Better Globe Forestry Ltd. have joined forces to study Melia volkensii.
On the 7th of July 2022, Dr. Victor Jaoko successfully defended a thesis on biopesticides based on Mukau and thus became the 1st Ph.D. under a funding program of the VLIR (the Flemish Interuniversity Council). University of Nairobi, Kenya Forestry Research Institute, University of Ghent (Belgium), and Better Globe Forestry Ltd. have joined forces to study Melia volkensii.
January 2022, Ellen Ghyselbrecht and Jasper Feyen visited Kiambere plantation in the framework of the longstanding research collaboration with Ghent university, this time with the Department of Environment and related to remote sensing and spacial analysis headed by Prof.dr.ir. Frieke Van Coillie.
January 2022, Ellen Ghyselbrecht and Jasper Feyen visited Kiambere plantation in the framework of the longstanding research collaboration with Ghent university, this time with the Department of Environment and related to remote sensing and spacial analysis headed by Prof.dr.ir. Frieke Van Coillie.
The Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of The University of Ghent awarded BGF with a medal of appreciation in Nov. 2021. A show of appreciation for years of fruitful collaboration where the university has sent students to BGF for internship and practice in the field. Left to right: Prof. Guy Smagghe, BGF MD Jean-Paul Deprins, and BGF Senior Director Forestry Jan Vandenabeele.
The Faculty of Bioscience Engineering of The University of Ghent awarded BGF with a medal of appreciation in Nov. 2021. A show of appreciation for years of fruitful collaboration where the university has sent students to BGF for internship and practice in the field. Left to right: Prof. Guy Smagghe, BGF MD Jean-Paul Deprins, and BGF Senior Director Forestry Jan Vandenabeele.
The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, Keriako Tobiko, visited BGF on the 22nd of February 2019 with a large delegation of other government representatives and forestry actors. See the TV news report from his visit further down this page.
The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, Keriako Tobiko, visited BGF on the 22nd of February 2019 with a large delegation of other government representatives and forestry actors. See the TV news report from his visit further down this page.
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Acting Director Dr. Jane Wangu Njuguna planting a Mukau seedling during her visit on 22nd of February 2019 together with The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, and representatives from Kenya Forest Service, REDD+, Gatsby Africa, the Assistant County Commissioner for Kitui County, and others.
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) Acting Director Dr. Jane Wangu Njuguna planting a Mukau seedling during her visit on 22nd of February 2019 together with The Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, and representatives from Kenya Forest Service, REDD+, Gatsby Africa, the Assistant County Commissioner for Kitui County, and others.
Kiambere tree plantation 2017; John Njeru (BGF nursery technician), Sofia Faruqi (The World Resources Institute), Edward Hewiit (The Nature Conservancy), Andrew Wu (The World Resources Institute), Gideon Kibusia (BGF site forester) and Stephen Mukiti Mulwa (Head of Compartment BGF).
Kiambere tree plantation 2017; John Njeru (BGF nursery technician), Sofia Faruqi (The World Resources Institute), Edward Hewiit (The Nature Conservancy), Andrew Wu (The World Resources Institute), Gideon Kibusia (BGF site forester) and Stephen Mukiti Mulwa (Head of Compartment BGF).
Kiambere tree plantation 2016: Jan Vandenabeele explains operations to HE the Belgian Ambassador Roxanne de Bilderling and Col Herwig Holsteyns.
Kiambere tree plantation 2016: Jan Vandenabeele explains operations to HE the Belgian Ambassador Roxanne de Bilderling and Col Herwig Holsteyns.
Dr. Dennis Garrity visited BGF in 2015. He is a former Director General at World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Nairobi and a Drylands Ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. You can learn more about his observations related to BGF in his video further down this page.
Dr. Dennis Garrity visited BGF in 2015. He is a former Director General at World Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Nairobi and a Drylands Ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. You can learn more about his observations related to BGF in his video further down this page.

Other Better Globe Group related references

ktn News report about Better Globe Forestry Ltd. signing a letter of intent with UNESCO on the 15th of December 2023 to coordinate the conservation of a World Heritage Site in Kenya.
Covid prevented Better Globe donors from visiting in 2020, so a virtual BGF tour was recorded by the company to show some of the latest developments.
TV news report from when Keriako Tobiko, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Kenya, visited BGF’s tree plantations in 2019.
Philomena Wauya, works at the Kiambere tree plantation in Kenya, talks about the job opportunities created with the help of Better Globe and its impact on her and the community.
Ambrose Musango, who has since been promoted to Forest Officer, talks about what his job entails and how BGF invests in the community and works to uplift farmers.
From the World Agroforestry Centre, Dr. Dennis Garrity talks about the challenges farmers face and some of the positive impacts of BGF’s tree planting effort with farmers.
Interview with partner farmer Simon Mulli, he talks about why he decided to become an outgrower with BGF and how the donated trees have helped him and the community.
A follow-up interview with Simon Mulli to hear how he is doing after two years have passed. By the end of 2020, BGF was working with 21,000 partner farmers like him in Kenya and Uganda.
Dr. Ben Chikamai, Managing Director of Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), explains why KEFRI has chosen to work with BGF in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid areas.
Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs in Uganda, Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, talks at a Child Africa function and thanks the visiting Better Globe customers for supporting the children of Uganda.
TV news about the tree planting program BGF is part of to help schools and the local communities in Kenya’s arid and semi-arid areas discover the benefits of tree planting.
Schools’ Green Initiative Challenge is a collaboration between Kengen Foundation, Bamburi Cement, and BGF that aims to plant trees at 1000 schools in the dry parts of Kenya by 2025.
The Ambassador at the Embassy of Belgium talks about BGF’s cooperation with the community. In 2014, he was the first of several Belgium officials who since visited the plantations.
Better Globe Group CEO & Chairman, Rino Solberg, gives and enthusiastic presentation of his mission to counter poverty and corruption in Africa through a three-pronged strategy at TEDxGöteborg in 2016.

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