Fundraising for Take a Breath, Thank a Rainforest
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Together We Can Make an Impact
The Take a Breath campaign is raising $50,000 to benefit 108 families across 3 rainforest communities in Ecuador and Peru. We will enable these families to make a sustainable living that allows them to protect the rainforest. Instead of destructive methods of livelihood like slashing forests for cattle ranching or harvesting timber, these communities are working hard to embrace the rainforest in a sustainable way. Specifically, your donations will help:
- 40 families manage their palm fiber workshops
- 30 families produce income from artisan projects
- 38 families earn a living from ecotourism
This year join Rainforest Partnership and remember to take a breath, thank a rainforest!
About Rainforest Partnership
Who We Are
Rainforest Partnership is an international non-profit enterprise committed to protecting tropical rain forests.
What We Do
We partner with forest communities to help them make an income that allows them to protect their forests. We do this by working with communities to develop and market products made out of raw materials found only in the rainforest or by providing services that are unique to rainforest. By developing the market for these products, locally, elsewhere in Latin America, and in the U.S., sales of these goods and services give residents a financial stake in protecting their forests.
How We Work
Our model is collaborative, bottom-up, and results-driven. We work with communities that want an alternative to deforestation. By enabling communities to have an active role in project design and implementation and by using market-based approaches we collaboratively prevent deforestation and foster economic development. By creating a global network—linking people to people, community to community—we create long-term economic and environmental sustainability.
What We Believe
The way to protect the “lungs” of the planet is to help the people who live in those “lungs” have a better standard of living, to grow their economy in harmony with their rainforest. Our mission is to partner with people who live in and around tropical rainforests to develop environmentally sustainable economies to protect and regenerate their forests. Our vision is that, together with our partners, we will become a global leader in the development of sustainable economies to preserve tropical rainforests around the world.
For more information please visit www.RainforestPartnership.org