by: Ida Mandinyenya
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | Social Responsibility |
Every year, MicroSourcing replenishes the Sierra Madre forest and plants trees at the GreenEarth Heritage Foundation terrain as a Thanksgiving gift to our clients.
Last September 10, 56 MicroSourcing volunteers had the opportunity to plant 152 guava and sugar apple trees at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. 1880 Eastwood Operations also donated an additional 87 trees and we are grateful for their generosity.
Farm Manager and Site Administrator Aileen Deocampo expressed her appreciation on behalf of the GreenEarth farming community and informed the volunteers that when the trees bear fruit, the employees would be invited to purchase the first fruits of the harvest.
During the site tour, Aileen spoke to the volunteers about GreenEarth’s ongoing projects. Since our last visit, the sustainable agriculture organization has had a transformer installed on-site; they have also constructed a storage facility and dormitories for their long-stay volunteers. We also had the opportunity to see a few of the narra trees planted in previous years.
Aileen revealed that the income generated from the Moringa tea sales continues to help them strengthen the welfare of their farming communities. Annually, MicroMissions launches a Moringa tea fundraiser and it is apparent that this socially-conscious purchase made by employees is bringing change to a small farming community in San Miguel, Bulacan.
We encourage you to continue standing with us to help those once engaged in small-scale farming, illegal logging, and land grabbing operations by replenishing your stock of Moringa tea regularly. Last August, a total of 180 boxes of Moringa tea were sold to employees and this raised P67,500 for GreenEarth.
After the tree planting activity, Angelito Castro from MS Arts Club steered an activity with the children. The children learned how to make piggy banks using recycled water bottles and the staff were delighted that MicroSourcing had brought to GreenEarth a wonderful value formations activity. MicroMissions is also grateful to MS Nature Club who donated meals for all volunteers and children at GreenEarth.
If you wish to support GreenEarth, you may purchase a box of their US Department of Agriculture (USDA)- and Ecocert France-certified organic Moringa tea.