Deforestation is devastating the rural communities of northern Malawi causing floods, displacement, droughts and soil erosion. This also leads to poverty and hunger. Every year, over 120,000 hectares of forest are lost to logging, industry and small-scale farming. The villagers are also cutting down trees to fuel their cooking. Sadly, most people are unaware of how important the trees are.
‘Trees for Life’ is Temwa’s only fundraising appeal. Launched every year in January, we aim to raise £25,000 by August so that we can plant 250,000 trees in northern Malawi in time for that year’s rainy season. This appeal also supports our efforts to educate the communities about the care and importance of trees.
Since we first started our Trees for Life Appeal we have raised over £35,000- which has had a huge impact on the fight against deforestations.
However, there are still lots of communities that we need to educate about the negative effects of deforestation and we must continue to plant more trees. A need made even more urgent this year as Usisya experienced its first ever drought- River Sasia dried up a consequence of high levels of deforestation in the upland areas.
There are many ways to support this effort to bring an end to deforestation in Malawi.
The simplest way to help is to donate to the campaign, and 100% of your donation will go directly to Malawi. Groups of families and friends can get together to raise funds through community events or direct donations with the Family Tree Appeal. Businesses interested in demonstrating their commitment to the environment and charitable giving can get involved through our corporate giving appeal. For other ways you can help this project, please contact email@example.com