In Gaza we gift olives. Visit our Olive Trees for Palestine page for more information. Once an olive tree has reached maturity, it becomes a lifelong source of olives and olive oil. In Afghanistan, Pakistan and wider Asia, the trees we plant include mangos, apricots, guava, papaya, apples, and oranges. In Tanzania and across Africa, its usually vegetables and other crops to cultivate arable lands.
In some cases, the farmers and families we support will request seeds instead of trees, as this suits their small-holding needs based on the local conditions. Often the seeds are for tomatoes, chillies, lemons, eggplant, or other vegetable crops. Along with the seeds we also provide tools for planting and cultivation, as well as fertilizers.
Once the trees reach maturity, they become a life-long source of food for a poor family.
As a source of income, they go a long way when nurtured with care; families can sell or trade the surplus produce to buy other foods and needy items.