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Mt. Kilimanjaro - 19,340 ft. (5,895m)

January 27 - February 16, 2013


Where Lucille has been for the past 24 hours.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Charities



Plant With Purpose began working in Tanzania in 2006 to address the severe problems of deforestation and poverty that beset rural communities. Traditionally, when families need farmland and fuel, wood for cooking or heating, they have resorted to cutting down trees in Tanzania’s original forests.
Plant With Purpose works with 38 different communities in the regions surrounding Mount Kilimanjaro to create alternatives to deforestation, and share the tools needed to empower local people replenish the land and improve their lives. Working with a local staff of dedicated Tanzanian foresters and agronomists, Plant With Purpose also promotes the use of wood-saving stoves, soil conservation techniques and water conservation. So far over 2,000 families have begun improved vegetable gardens and together planted over 1,000,000 trees in farming and reforestation efforts. As a result of these efforts, forests are being preserved and restored and rural communities have hope for a better future for their children.
 
Plant With Purpose is thrilled to be chosen to partner with Wings Of Kilimanjaro and we are looking forward to the tremendous impact we will have together on lives and lands in the Kilimanjaro region.
 

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