Forest cover in the Philippines has declined from 21 million hectares to barely 5 million hectares, or about 20% of its original forest cover, since 1900. This makes the Philippines the country with the thinnest forest cover in South East Asia. Deforestation weakens the soil, making it unprepared for landslides, the risk of drought and the availability of water, all of which are aggravated by the loss of forest cover. At the same time, almost two thirds of the Philippines population depend on natural resources to sustain their basic needs and livelihood. One of the programs of APPEND is to plant and maintain fruit trees nationwide. Fruit trees are sources of food and livelihood to people in communities, whilst contributing to clean air and protecting watersheds. This gift covers the cost of planting, maintaining and growing a planted fruit tree in the Philippines.
This gift supports communities in the Philippines and costs 3680 points on JellyChip.
The target charity is APPEND.