Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia

by World Aral Region Charity, INC
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia
Plant 2,200 Trees to Heal a Town in Central Asia

Summary

The World Aral Region Charity will plant 400 fruit trees and 200 poplar trees on a school's territory and donate 1,600 trees to local households in Buyrachi, Uzbekistan. Buyrachi is a town afflicted by toxic water, famine, anemia, bronchitis and cancer from manmade pollution and the desertification of the Aral Sea. Our trees will provide nutrition, prevent illnesses, stabilize the soil, revitalize the local ecosystem, and block toxic winds for the 12,000 inhabitants.

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Challenge

In 1950 the Aral Sea occupied 67,500 km2; it was larger than Switzerland. Now, due to poor Soviet water policy, it is a toxic desert. 40 to 150 million tons of condensed salts and pesticides per year blow into the region, leading to high toxicity in towns like Buyrachi. In result, bronchial diseases, cancer and anemia are abnormally high among children, land is unarable, water is toxic and the ecosystem is destroyed. We aim to raise awareness and funds to reverse the crisis.

Solution

1.Plant 400 fruit trees (apple, cherry, plum, apricot) and 200 poplars on the Buyrachi school's 0.5-ha plot. Poplars remove carcinogens from soil, block toxic winds, and revitalize the local ecosystem. Fruit trees prevent nutrient-deficiency diseases like anemia and support the local economy. The Khorezm Forestry will support and advise the project. 2.Donate 1,000 fruit trees and fertilizer to 500 local households. 3.Guide and develop a future environmental project with local highschoolers.

Long-Term Impact

Our project aims to revitalize Buyrachi. It gives its 12,000 inhabitants a sustainable, public fruit orchard to prevent malnutrition. It will also revitalize the dying ecosystem, break toxic winds, detoxify soil, and help prevent anemia, cancer and tuberculosis. Our educational initiative for high-schoolers, donations of fruit trees to local households, and support of a future student-run project will further encourage a sense of empowerment in a community desperate for help

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

World Aral Region Charity, INC

Location: Guilderland, NY - USA
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World Aral Region Charity, INC
Robert  Willard
Project Leader:
Robert Willard
Guilderland, NY United States

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