Planting trees and hope in Africa

I Am For Trees
Uganda (Lugazi)

Africa risks having no forests by 2052. However, a former accountant is hoping to prevent that risk becoming a reality by growing quarter of a billion trees by 2020. With his I Am For Trees project, Sanga Moses doesn’t just physically put them in the ground, the social entrepreneur teaches local kids about the importance of stopping deforestation.

Upset by having seen his 12-year-old sister miss school to gather wood in his native Uganda, Moses became obsessed with this generation’s right to an education and the obligation to preserve nature for the future. Funded by the proceeds of his company Eco-Fuel Africa, which saves trees by making organic charcoal from agricultural waste, he hopes that soon girls won’t need to skip school to fuel their family’s cooking needs.

Written by

Lisa Goldapple, Editor, Atlas of the Future (03 August 2015)

Project leader

Sanga Moses, CEO, EcoFuel Africa

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