Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan has stated that hunger, malnutrition, and desertification are the most serious problems the world is facing today. One third of the Earth’s surface is threatened by desertification. The Sahara desert is spreading southwards at a speed of nearly 600 meters a year. People are forced into the cities and large farming areas are lost. If we do not plant enough trees before 2025, two thirds of the agricultural land in Africa may disappear.
The World Bank has confirmed the link between agricultural growth and decreasing poverty. International aid for African agriculture has been reduced by more than 50 percent in the years between 1990 and 2000. About 80 percent of the population in Africa comprises farmers, most of them very poor.
It is estimated that 1.3 billion people live on less than 1 US Dollar a day and the number is increasing. No country has managed to develop and create wealth of its people without educating them first.
Corruption is a plague in poor countries. "Quick earnings" may sound attractive but it is indeed not useful to the society. Changing people's attitudes takes time. Integrity must be incalculated in children even as the fight against poverty is going on. We have written a book, Put Integrity First, to fight the corruption. These books are donated to schools and universities throughout Africa.
You can start buying our monthly donation package to fight the worst problems our earth is facing today and make money at the same time. This is charity merged with business in a unique way.
The donation package you buy includes;
- 2 Better Globe trees you receive Profit from
- 2 donation trees to needy communities
- 500 liters/130 gallons water to poor farmers
- 1.5 Euros for building schools
- 1.5 Euros for micro financing
Tree planting counteracts dehydration of the soil, desertification and global warming. Your Better Globe trees will even give you Profit!
In order to fight poverty in Africa, farmers must be given the capability to increase their earnings. Micro financing is an efficient way to help farmers help themselves. Common experience shows that almost 100 percent of the small loans are repaid. This way, a farmer receives increased finance to develop his own farm and earn more money.
Poor countries must ensure that all citizens get a basic education. Only this way can they accelerate development. Education is a vital tool for fighting poverty and is the key to better welfare. Better Globe is building schools in Africa by supporting the child charity organization Child Africa.