It’s that time of the year again. Every year I organize a tree planting day and fundraise and invite everyone to take part of it. It wouldn’t have happened without the support of all the people who have contributed, from inside and outside Egypt!
This year I am going for quality over quantity, for this year the goal is not to plant 1000 trees but to plant a tree that will make a huge impact on someone’s life. I personally went and visited a village in Fayoum city in Egypt called ‘Ezbet Alsheikh Selim’, they literally live in the desert, in the middle of no where, and not because they are beduins or tribes but because they cant afford to go anywhere. To be able to buy anything they need to get some sort of transportation, a tuktuk, drive for 30-45 min to the centre of the village, pay an amount that they can't afford to waste just to buy few veggies and fruits. To keep it short, the people there are not just below the line of poverty, they are not even close to the line.
The plan is to build like a "pot” to plant the trees in outside their houses and plant fruit trees; lemons, figs and berries. Also herbs like mint, rosemary, and all these plants, we will give them seeds for veggies and compost to last them the whole year. Again this year shagrha helps me with all tree matters.
We have counted 39 houses in the village I visited and we are starting off with these. The average cost of doing all this for one house will be $44 or EGP 750. The “pots” will be built in august and we will plant the trees on 6th September. I will personally go there myself. There are several ways you can donate; paypal if you are outside Egypt (just send me an email for details), Etisalat cash, CIB ATM or attend our yoga fundraising event on the 24th of August at TD Athletics in Tagamoa. Just send me an email for any details.