With every mat that you purchase, YOGO will provide a food tree for a poor family. Our Food Trees for Poverty program (through partner NGOs) will donate and plant one tree per yoga mat in an African or Latin American country including Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, Belize, Honduras, and Panama.
In addition to providing trees and farming supplies, our partner NGOs Trees for the Future and Sustainable Harvest International will work for five years with each family to provide sustainable agriculture and other training so that each family can independently and permanently feed and provide income for themselves. The NGOs also hire locally, providing long-term skills transferred to each region.
By promoting restorative agriculture, the program presents a double-impact of healing the environment and providing long term solutions for helping poor families help themselves.
Environmental benefits include an estimated one ton of sequestered carbon for each tree planted over its lifetime, in Latin America avoided deforestation of the rainforest; in Africa arid and degraded areas are converted into sustainable farmland. Food Trees for Poverty create a double impact of healing the environment and alleviating poverty. “Forest gardens” revitalize degraded land and help avoid deforestation in tropical areas.
create educational opportunities for children
build strong communities
permanently increase the income of poor farmers
help families feed themselves
provide permanent employment
provide fuel wood so villagers don’t need to cut down trees
create fodder to feed livestock
reverse environmental degradation
remove tons of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere
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