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Help us plant 20k trees in Uganda!

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Reforestation is the key to creating sustainable communities in rural Uganda. Support the Folino Family Farm’s goal of planting 20,000 trees in rural Kamuli, Uganda.

Our family has witnessed first-hand the devastating environmental, social and economic consequences of deforestation. With the current annual deforestation rate of 2.5%, Uganda risks losing all its forest coverage in the next 2 decades!

With the planting of 20,000 trees we are creating a symbiotic relationship for multiple agricultural components - the trees we plant, the goats we raise, the bees that pollinate, and the crops that feed us.

Our goal is $25,000 for the purchase of 20 acres and 20,000 tree seedlings. For every dollar donated, Folino’s Pizza in Vermont will match up to $10,000.

Additionally, it’s important to highlight the jobs training these trees will provide for our community and the exposure to agriculture for our younger generations. Today we face an overwhelming shortage of skilled workers in plant and animal sciences. Think of the benefits of inspiring a young Ugandan to pursue a career as a farm vet!

We hope that our farm will serve as a model to others in Kamuli: to embrace sustainable agroforestry for energy, food security, income, and better environmental outcomes. It’s all about creating a resilient sustainable future for Kamuli.

Please help us take the first step!

[This money will be sent to a US personal bank account and wired over to the Folino Family Farm. This is because Uganda is not one of the countries supported by bank transfers in Go Fund Me. ]
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  • Matthew Gallagher
    • $100 
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  • Anonymous
    • $100 
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    • $50 
    • 6 mos
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    • 6 mos
  • Mikaela Keepin
    • $25 
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Jahala Dudley
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Plainfield, VT
john koerner
Beneficiary

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