Mrs. Sushiela Singh raised her family in the city of Allahabad in northern India. When her children were all grown and her husband of more than 30 years died, she turned her attention to a subject close to her heart: providing education to girls from poor families so they could break free from the vicious cycle of poverty.
Trees for Life is committed to empowering people to improve their own lives. One of the main ways we do that is through education. We help create models where children living in poverty receive a quality, modern education comparable to that offered at the best schools. The goal is to equip such chidren to qualify for, and even create, jobs in our modern world.
Without them we would really be up a Tree . . .
Our work is not because we think we can change the world; it is because we serve. When five, ten, or 15 people can work and lock their minds as one, they can literally create miracles. Those miracles include teaching the poor how to improve their diets by planting food-bearing trees native to their homelands.
In Guatemala, 5 million people live in rural villages. Women in these villages cook on indoor open fires. This causes many problems:
Where there are books, there is reading.