Thanks to many generous contributors, our recent crowdfunding campaign was a huge success!
What we have accomplished so far
We raised over $5,000, an amount that will go a long way in Africa. We have already been able to purchase 1 hectare (2.2 acres) of lush tropical land located just outside the city of Kpalime in Togo, West Africa. The site is ideal because it is close enough to the city for ease of travel and an abundance of tourists coming through, yet far enough away that the beautiful forest can surround you. Indeed, our choice of this land was strategic. We want InTerraTree put a halt to the urban sprawl of Kpalime, and offer surrounding farmers an alternative to the economic and food system model of globalization that is encroaching upon traditional way of life in Africa. We want the people to see that there is a different choice – one that creates real wealth, values the environment, and gives people back their sovereignty.
But we are not done yet!
Now the landowner has cut us a deal, saying that we only need to raise $3,000 more to have access to the remaining of this 20 acre site. With the extra money we will be able to begin developing the entirety of the InTerraTree land – into an ecovillage and sustainability education center owned and operated by the local community.
Please consider donating and by doing so, becoming a part of the InTerraTree mission to inspire a model of “positive development” that encourages cross-cultural creativity and collaboration.
$3,000 may not seem like much, but this amount is all we need to begin changing the world from a tiny country in Africa.
Enjoy some pictures from the site!
- Meeting with the local team
- Putting ideas on paper
- Some edible trees already growing!
- Stream at the edge of the property
- The first harvest : ) Cacao and Avocado from the land
- View from the top of the land
- Bamboo growing on site!
- Enjoying the cool water
- Exploring the jungle and observing what is already there
- Lush and green : )