After sucessfully rasing funds to plant over 140,000 trees in Ethiopia, One Day's Wages is proud to launch a second partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. We aspire to raise $10,000 to help plant 100,000 trees in Madagascar that will not only make a dramatic impact in poverty reduction through environmental stewardship, but also create jobs and living wages for those planting trees.
What is Eden doing in Madagascar?
Since October 2007 Eden Reforestation Projects has been busy restoring healthy forest systems along Madagascar’s west coast by hiring hundreds full season workers (along with hundreds of additional short term seasonal workers). To date over twenty-one million mangrove trees have been planted inside the massive Mahabana Estuary. None of Eden's workers had a cash paying job before reforestation work entered their lives. Today, the workers lives, their families, the villages within the Mahabana estuary, and a truly unique environment are all being transformed.
Why is reforestation important?
The process of reforestation has a profound impact on all of us, and it addresses many of the issues that ODW seeks address through its partnerships.
Global Warming: On the global scale, deforestation is one of the leading causes of global warming which impacts every single one of us, but it has a disproportionate impact on those that live in extreme global poverty.
Human Trafficking: There is a direct link between the increase in modern slavery and the collapse of small subsistence farms following the destruction of regional forest. The tragic reality is if the soil is destroyed, farming is destroyed and then the ex-farmers moves to the city and become vulnerable to human trafficking.
Economic Empowerment: By directly employing people in the community, Eden helps to stimulate the local economy which provides more opportunities for work and growth. This gives parents the opportunity to send their kids to school, afford basic health care and invest in their community.
Ecological Restoration: The ecological impact of reforestation cannot be overstated. From rejuvenating the soil quality and restoring the water table to bringing the ecosystem back into balance and being a safeguard against destructive flooding, reforestation has a huge impact.
What is the ODW-Eden partnership?
ODW and Eden are partnering to fund a project of $10,000 USD in Madagascar. This will provide 1,000 days of employment (over half of Eden's workers are single moms) and plant 100,000 trees in Madagascar! Please keep the Power of $10 in your mind as you consider joining us in transforming entire families, villages and ecosystems in Madagascar.
How can you help?
- Calculate and donate your day's wages.
- Donate any amount.
- Give up your birthday and start a campaign.
- Start a group campaign for your school, church, company?
- What's your idea? Start an Idea for a Cause campaign.