Jobs. Clean water. Reducing poverty. Sustainable incomes. Fuel and shelter.
Forests in the developing world are critical to the lives of the people that call them home. For many, losing forests means losing a vital resource for their daily lives. For others, losing forests impacts the health and safety of their homes. Even if they are able to temporarily improve their lives by clearing forests, in the long term they end up worse off.
Stand For Trees projects give communities a sustainable alternative. How? By supporting community development, poverty reduction, and meaningful work.
There are many, many ways that they do this. Here are just a few.