Giving no-strings cash to people fighting rainforest deforestation isn’t an easy fix, it’s a smart one.
Profit is the biggest driver of climate destruction but we believe money is also an incredible force for good.
We give no-strings cash direct to rainforest communities to adapt and thrive in the face of threats and pressures. With less than 1% of climate crisis mitigating cash reaching indigenous and local people, people that are key in fighting the climate crisis – this radical act is crucial.
We’ve been giving cash to people since 2008.
Cash in the right hands creates freedom of choice. When cash is given, so is control. This eases pressure. On rainforest and lives. It provides the ability to adapt to climate threats and keep carbon sinks we all rely on intact.
Cash can fund community-led education programmes that create confidence, training that leads to some of the finest sustainable cacao on earth, solar energy farms that reduce the need to burn logs and an infinite number of global, life-benefitting possibilities all from your donations.
Giving money with no strings is radical in the world of conservation.
This demonstrates our absolute trust in people, the kind of people we need to change the world.