TREES ~ One Jewel, One Tree Planted

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Since the beginning of Malabella, I’ve always wanted to be a one for one company and I knew I specifically wanted to plant trees and help humans grow and rise! Trees have always had such a special place in my heart and soul, inspiring me, raising me, and nourishing my body with every breath and this new journey came with divine timing. We are finally at a place where we can give back with each purchase and I have to say this is my proudest moment has a human being. Starting today, every purchase of a Mala, bracelet, jewel, and kit {and anything else that may come!} we’ll plant a tree on a farmer’s land in rural developing countries {currently focused in Uganda} to shield, nourish, and, protect the land while increasing the farmer’s profits 400%.

Our preferred charity is, Trees for the Future where we synchronically met at Wanderlust 108 in Washington D.C. Just a few weeks later we attended a Trees for the Future Fundraising Event and we knew we had found our charity.

Trees (Trees for the Future) works with rural farmers in Sub-Saharan countries (currently, Senegal, Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) to educate and to plant trees around the perimeter of their land to create a forest garden approach where the trees protect, nourish, and shield the farmers land.

“The Forest Garden Program is a simple, replicable and scalable approach with proven success. By planting specific types of fast-growing trees, fruit trees, hardwoods and food crops in a systematic manner over a four year period, families can positively change their lives forever. Forest Gardens consist of thousands of trees that provide families with sustainable food sources, livestock feed, products to sell, fuel wood and a 400% increase in their annual income in four years.

We identify a group of farmers—typically 300 families at a time —who have both a great need for assistance and a high likelihood of success.  Farmers provide the land, labor, and water; a powerful, entrepreneurial determination; and an inspiring sense of ownership.  TREES provides training, mentoring, seeds, and nursery supplies with each family. We guide the large groups of farmers through the process of using trees to protect, diversify, and eventually optimize their crop land. We continue working with farmers for the four years it takes to fully establish the Forest Garden, offering ongoing coaching and regular site visits.”

Trees for the Future

Click here for more details on their approach

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I’m so excited for this new journey for Malabella and our tribe. We have big dreams with Trees and can’t wait to see where this new path leads for us, the earth, and our fellow farmers and entrepreneurs. Thank you always tribe for joining me on this beautiful path, I’m so grateful to have you by my side and I hope you are as excited as I am about this news.

Please visit www.trees.org for more information on how we can plant trees for the future.

Light & Love,

Hannah & the entire Malabella team

All photographs are Tree for the Future’s and are sourced from http://www.trees.org

 

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