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Our Mission

Our Mission and History

A world where people accept responsibility for their actions which impact life on our planet.

To create hope through a movement in which people join hands to break the cycle of poverty and hunger and care for our earth.

Each person or community that is helped pledges to pass on to at least two others their experience, knowledge and/or materials to get started. This starts a chain reaction—a movement—that can spread to many other people and communities. In this way, we demonstrate that by helping each other people can unleash extraordinary power that enriches every life.

Our work started in the early 1980s with the planting of fruit trees in India. The emphasis was on creating awareness, training people to plant and take care of trees and providing them with the resources needed to accomplish their tasks. Each recipient made a pledge to help at least two others in the same manner in which they had been helped.

Read more about Trees for Life's History