This project in Ecuador planted trees in various marginal urban zones of the capital city, Quito. These areas are inhabited by poor citizens of the city, and due to housing construction there has unfortunately been severe deforestation. The deforestation caused landslides in the rainy seasons and dust pollution in the dry seasons. 5,000 trees were planted to combat these problems as well as to provide medicinal products, edible products (fruits and nuts), beautification and living fences. In addition, the project will raise awareness for the importance and benefits of vegetation. An estimated 800 families living in the sector will benefit, as well as 1,000's of inhabitants living below the project area. The trees were planted by community volunteers and the municipality of Quito.
This project was supported by our corporate partner, the Alcoa Foundation.
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