Consider some of these shocking statistics:
Moringa trees are a fantastic resource for people in regions that suffer from chronic famine and poverty, because these nutrient-rich trees grow in even the harshest of climates—providing exceptional nutrition to those in need.
That is why we have partnered with the charitable organization, Trees for the Future, to plant moringa trees across 19 countries where malnourishment and hunger are at their most serious.
Hundreds and thousands of people are dying from malnutrition daily… together, we can save lives.
Children are our future…
Improving nutrition around the globe doesn’t just save lives today—it builds a better future.
To build a brighter future, we have to recognize that women and children are disproportionally at risk for malnutrition. Malnutrition represents a threat to humanity by targeting future generations before they are born.
Take a look at these staggering statistics from the 2003 UNICEF report on vitamin and mineral deficiencies in developing nations:
Planting moringa trees in areas suffering the full-force of malnutrition can help young boys and girls—the leaders, scientists, thinkers, artists and humanitarians of the future—achieve their full potential.
That is why for every bottle of Dead Sea Moringa sold, we have partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a moringa tree in a food-poor region.
Who are Trees for the Future?
Trees for the Future was officially registered as a public charity in August 1989. The inspiration for the organization, however, began in the early 1970s, when Dave and Grace Deppner served as volunteers in the Philippines. There they saw the tragedies brought on by illegal logging and unsustainable land management. As they worked with the leaders of local communities, the Deppners discovered a way to offer hope by revitalizing lands that had been torn apart. They planted new tree seeds and provided technical training to locals to help them bring trees back to these devastated regions.
Since the organization was founded, Trees for the Future has planted over 115 million trees in dozens of countries, and revitalized hundreds of thousands of acres of soil.
What is Trees for the Future’s Agricultural Philosophy?
Trees for the Future plants all sorts of trees and plants, and nearly all of the trees we use are either native or naturalized in the environments where we plant them. We partner with farmers to understand their needs and match them with species that will suit their needs and be environmentally benign…
Agroforestry integrates trees into agriculture and landscapes, a model that is particularly appropriate for resource poor farmers in developing countries. In addition to providing fruits, berries, and nuts, trees provide environmental services that are essential for families in the developing world: they can improve the fertility of degraded soils (through nitrogen fixation), prevent wind and soil erosion (thereby also contributing to improved fertility), increase water penetration into underground aquifers, and contribute to improvements in the growing environment. Trees help to lessen the wind that might affect crops, cool off ground temperatures, and trap moisture and nutrients in the soil so that food crops grow better in the improved microclimate. (quoted from http://trees.org/faqs/)
Why Trees for the Future?
Trees for the Future was a natural fit as a partner for us at Dead Sea Moringa. With our passions united they bring the technical capability, on the ground training, and the experience needed in revitalizing regions ravaged by hunger.
Having managed successful programs in over 60 countries, Trees for the Future is currently working on an intensive program of 14 projects in five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. They are creating farmed forests in Cameroon, Kenya, Senegal, Uganda and Tanzania—areas where they experienced the biggest impact and are seeing amazing results.
Planting these trees doesn’t just fight malnutrition by providing a nutritious food source for a small group of people. As part of a well-managed agroforestry program, these trees can:
For every bottle of Dead Sea Moringa we sell, we plant one moringa tree in one of these extremely needy countries as part of this comprehensive program.
That means that you, our customers, have a direct impact on the lives of people across the world who desperately need your assistance. Since we have launched in 2014 we have sponsored over 26k trees in food poor areas.
But we’re not finished yet. With your help we can continue save lives and create a brighter future, one tree at a time.