Climate changes in Uganda, and all of Africa, have greatly affected agricultural yields and are causing farms to produce less. This puts food security at greater risk. According to the National Forest Authority, Uganda has lost 63% of its forest coverage in the past 25 years due to tree-cutting for firewood, timber, and charcoal, as well as for the growth of agriculture and towns.
We are partnering with local farmers in Uganda to plant trees on their land. This will help increase food production, preserve the local and global environment, and produce income to farming families. A single tree seedling costs only $2 USD. We need your help to repair our land. Join us in these reforestation efforts by sharing what you can through our website (here) and Facebook Fundraiser (here). Thank you for standing up to plant trees SO THEY CAN THRIVE with us!
Communities in Northern Uganda rely heavily on forest resources for fuel, food, and a source of income. Our reforestation project will help farmers build new economic opportunities that are more sustainable and forest friendly.
We continually see the importance of community involvement when it comes to tree planting. The network of farmers and community members is essential in raising awareness of the necessity of reforestation. Planting trees delivers clear benefits for our community- environmentally, economically, and socially. As we plant together, we educates, support, and grow.
Thank you for your support in this essential work!
We are growing the future! SO THEY CAN THRIVE is equitably empowering Ugandan farmers for food security, nutritional security, agricultural trade, and organizational development. Through the provisions of better tools, new technologies, safe pesticide, increased forested areas, and improved seeds, we are expanding food production and farmer income!
We are now running a fundraiser to reach our 5,000 tree goal! For our first 500 fruit tree seedlings, including oranges, mangoes, and passion fruit, the cost is $950 (3,500,000 UGX, 7,000 Shillings).
Thank you for helping us preserve the land, feed our communities, and reach our goal!
SO THEY CAN THRIVE’s Executive Director Ivan Woods Kasujja took this photograph of a young school boy admiring an ad for the Bravo Shoe Company. The young man and many of his peers had never owned a pair of shoes! In this photo, he is admiring the young man in the ad who is putting on a nice pair of shoes. After this photo went viral, people on social media with one voice asked the shoe company to give this boy a pair of shoes. In response, the company not only gifted this boy a pair of new shoes, they also gifted his entire school with free pairs of shoes! When communities come together, great things happen! Thank you for stepping up and taking part in this crucial work!
This week in Uganda we celebrate “Water and Environment Week”! This week SO THEY CAN THRIVE’s Executive Director Ivan joined friends and our Area Member of Parliament to remove plastic waste from Lake Victoria. Lake Victoria is the largest fresh water lake in Africa. Protecting it from all forms of pollution is vital. Together we also launched the End Plastic Pollution Campaign. This campaign enables us to get more people involved in our efforts to reduce waste and ensure pollution-free environments.
Thank you for making ecological changes in your own lives and for supporting this essential work that impacts us all!
Yesterday we celebrated the International Day of Forests! This day is a reminder of the value of forests in the lives of Earth’s creatures. Forests play a major role in providing food, water, and shelter to animals and humans in immeasurable ways. On the International Day of Forests, citizens in countries around the world are motivated to undertake local, national, and international efforts to support the health of trees and forests, such as tree-planting campaigns. Support our efforts of planting more than 5000 trees in Uganda SO THEY CAN THRIVE by donating any amount here or through our Facebook fundraiser. Thank you for standing strong and tall with our life-sustaining trees!
Celebrated each year on March 22nd, World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. The theme of World Water Day 2021 is focused on “Valuing Water”. With your Partnership, SO THEY CAN THRIVE is providing access to clean, safe water through constructing borehole wells and providing water filtration systems in the communities that need it the most. Thank you for being an important part of this vital work!