A couple months ago One Tree Planted initiated a 500 000 fruit tree restoration project in India to combat poverty and hunger while creating a positive impact on the environment by fighting climate change and pollution. The fruit trees are being planted in the rural Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Odisha, where food shortage has been worsened by the effects of COVID-19.
Over time, these trees will create sustainable livelihoods for small farmers, changing lives and strengthening local economies.Trees being planted include moringa, papaya, banana, lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes. Of the above mentioned, moringa, papaya, and banana grow quickly and will provide food and fruit within 8-10 months of planting. Lemon, guava, apricot, pear, peach, and jujubes take 3 years to produce fruit, but will provide a steady supply of food and income to small farmers. One Tree Planted estimates that each tree planted will provide at least $10 USD annually in the form of food/profit.
In addition to helping fight hunger, these trees will help filter air, trap pollutants, and provide oxygen which is great news considering India has the world's worst air quality. This project will also help restore damaged ecosystems, improve and stabilize soil, support the water cycle and ultimately mitigate the effects of climate change.
We're happy to announce that each order placed for the month of September via Devi Wellness Company will contribute one fruit tree towards the 500 000 fruit trees project in India. Thank you for supporting us and helping make a positive impact towards creating a sustainable future.
UPDATE: Because of your support and a total of 134 orders we were able to contribute 100 fruit trees (1 USD dollar per tree) to this project. One Tree Planted accepts donations in increments of 1, 12, 40, and 100 and as a result the remaining 34 trees will be donated at a later date to another project.