|Two farmers whose trees are at risk|
As an act of solidarity and support for farmers who have lost their livelihoods consider buying them some young olive trees. It is surprisingly cheap and will make an excellent gift.
In the spirit of Gifts that Keep on Giving, we have set up a way to buy an olive tree for them on behalf of a friend or family member. If this sounds great, or confusing read on.
In Palestine trees are being uprooted by an authority the farmers did not vote for or have any say in. Their farm lands have been declared a Nature Reserve by the occupying force of Israel. The restrictions this puts on them, in addition to being under occupation, makes their lives very difficult.
In Wadi Kana an order exists for the uprooting of 2000 trees. The farmers with our support are non-violently resisting this order via peaceful demonstrations and a legal process. But we all know they may well lose this battle, just as we know they have lost before.
We want to bring some positivity to the situation, and we want to share an opportunity with you to get involved.
You can buy them some fruit trees to replace the ones they have lost, and towards the ones yet to be lost.
2 olive trees cost £5 (€6 or $8) and you can buy up to 10 trees at a time.
Because this is Gifts that Keep on Giving you can buy the trees as a gift for a loved one, and give the trees to the farmers on their behalf.
These hand crafted cards were made by the beautiful people of Anandwan. Anandwan translates from Marati as the Forest of Bliss. It is a community of Indian society outcasts, originally founded 50 years ago to support people suffering from leprosy it now opens its doors to orphans, visually challenged, hearing challenged, and mentally and physically different.
Since 2004 we have arranged for groups to come to Anandwan, to spend a month there volunteering with the community members, joining them in their daily lives.
The set of 5 cards are for sale at £4 includes postage in the UK. If you would like the cards sent outside of the UK contact us
Apart from what we need to cover the postage all the money raised goes to Anandwan.
Everyone always agrees that the joy in Anandwan is far more infectious than the disease in Anandwan.
In Bodh Gaya, India, a physiotherapist and his team, are travelling out to villages to enable people to walk again. Often the poorest are the worst affected by illnesses and diseases, and they too are the least able to afford the treatments they need.
We offer the possibility to buy a gift for those in need in the name of your loved one.
All the money raised goes to those who need it most. The only administrative costs we have are the credit card processing fees, which are minimal. What you offer today will be directly helping someone to walk again.