Trees for Life, a nonprofit people-to-people movement, began in 1984 by helping people in developing countries plant and care for fruit trees. These trees protect the environment and provide a low-cost, self-renewing source of nutrition.

The idea grew into a global movement sharing knowledge, skills and resources to help people in developing countries improve their own lives. They work together in projects that strike at the root causes of poverty, malnutrition and disease.

Since our inception, more than 3 million people in several countries have addressed the needs of their own communities in a wide variety of projects, such as planting more than 40 million trees, digging water wells, building fuel-efficient stoves, promoting scientific studies of beneficial plants, and establishing schools and children’s libraries.