Due to global warming and urban expansion, we are losing forests the size of Greece, each year.
To help turn the tide on deforestation, we design, implement and maintain large-scale reforestation projects in emerging markets.
We focus on coastal mangrove forests because they provide stronger bio-diversity benefits as well as enhanced carbon sink features. Mangrove forests sequester 5-10 times more CO2 than terrestrial forests.
We finance these ‘Blue Forest’ through carbon credits. 60% of the proceeds stay within the community, thus providing the funds that allow them to generate sustainable livelihoods in harmony with the forest.
The world is getting drier, with ground water becoming more scarce. Sadly, this threat is hitting those at the bottom of the pyramid the hardest.
To address this problem, we design and build self-sufficient water kiosks in water-stressed communities. The units are locally built, solar powered and low-tech.
The communities pay a modest amount (usually less than $0.01/liter) for the water using a payment chip that they top up. The funds generated stay within the community and go towards covering the maintenance cost of the system.
Through these innovative solar powered kiosks, we deliver not just clean water, but also better health and education, as well as jobs for the community.
The best way to tackle global hunger and injustice is through education. To advance this cause, we work with local NGOs to identify high-performing schools. We then provide them with the resources they require to amplify their impact in the community.
We provide support through infrastructure expansions, such as adding classrooms, and access to low-cost financing. Our projects are hands-on and always very rewarding.