The goal of this project is to *permanently* assist hundreds of subsistence farmers in Togo and their thousands of children.
Background: Twelve years ago, Father Bill Ryan returned to his former Peace Corps posting in Togo, West Africa to assist the subsistence farmers there. The poverty of the people in this region never left his heart.
So far he has opened a health clinic, dug eleven fresh water wells for villagers who were drinking muddy water; opened six primary schools and one middle school; built 20 latrines for hygiene; bought equipment to allow farmers to process their own cassava flour and palm oil, thereby raising their incomes.
He now has over 1,100 students in the schools he has created. But how will all this good work be supported when he inevitably can no longer carry on?
Behold – THE TEAK TREE PROJECT!
Land is available for 100,000 teak seedlings. In ten years, ten thousand trees can be sold each year to support the clinic, the pharmacy, the schools and other worthwhile projects.
THE COST OF PREPARING THE GROUND, PLANTING THE SEEDLINGS AND MAINTAINING THEM FOR THE CRITICAL FIRST TWO YEARS IS ONLY $1 PER TREE!
The online link to this project, also on our website, is https://www.gofundme.com/plant-a-tree-save-a-child. Help to spread the word among your friends. Short Code: 797979 “TOGO”. We encourage you to add the link to the Teak Tree Project to your Facebook page.