The trees are planted within Better Globe plantations, which creates jobs, in areas with very few jobs. In addition to planting trees, Better Globe installs water collecting systems in the communities surrounding the
plantations. This allows locals the opportunity to not have to walk for hours every day just to get clean drinking water.
Education is very important to eradicate poverty, no country has ever taken its people out of poverty without educating them first. With the purchase of a donation package, you can contribute funds that are put towards renovating and building schools.
The last solution Better Globe provides is microfinancing. The concept Muhammad Yunus pioneered and received the Nobel prize for in 2007. Microfinancing gives farmers in need the opportunity, of taking a loan, to invest in their family farm or open up a local business.
The loans provided through microfinancing, help to increase family's income and get out of poverty. When the farmers becoming financially stable, they will need require workers. Thus, creating more jobs,and creating more and more opportunities for others to get out of poverty as well.
Not only are trees helping to providing an income for local communities they are also absorbing carbon dioxide. It is estimated that the emissions of an average family farm is 22-24 tons of CO2 per year. 12 donation packages will contribute to 48 trees being planted and 48 trees will in a lifetime absorb about 24 tons of CO2.
On top of everything else, you will make a return on your investment! If you buy just one donation package per month for a year (12 DP) the returns will be just under 5000€ in total, about 10% average annual return, better than some stocks.