Fund trees to save your future
Focus: Environment , Livelihoods
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Every ₹1000 will help buy 10 saplings and boost farmers' food security.
This fundraiser has been extended till the end of the month.
Without trees acting like adhesive, the earth can only soak up a certain amount water before it gives way. The roots hold the soil together and, during strong winds, trees act as barriers and slows the water flow. Planting trees in proximity of each other helps prevent soil erosion while also restoring the ecological balance of the region. In this first phase EA will give 100 saplings @₹100 each to 30 tribal families to help rebuild their lives.WHY NAGALAND
Nagaland witnessed devastating flash floods last year that caused the loss of 12 lives and swept away bridges and roads. In a number of villages where EA work, farmers lost their terraced fields and landslides have destroyed paddy fields and jhum lands -creating food insecurity. Along with tackling the immediate problem, it’s crucial for the local people to implement measures to tackle natural calamities and the effects of climate change.
Through this project, we have come to understand that trees play a vital role in preventing natural calamities; we will conserve and plant more the vital role in preventing natural calamities; we will conserve and plant more trees.
The floods and landslides had a devastating impact on us last year as we were completely cut off and some households had nothing to eat. By planting trees we are joining a bigger movement and investing in our future.
“If you have trees within and around communities, you will not worry too much about flooding as those who have treeless areas.”
The funds raised will be used to buy up to 3,000 saplings @ of ₹100 each. The aim is to encourage each affected family to plant at least 100 trees, for which they will be rewarded by one kg of rice for every tree planted in their fields - tackling both environmental degradation and food insecurity. In the course of a year, EA plan to reach out to at least 1,000 tribal families.