Our “Trees of Life” really do Save Lives!

With Darfur being at the forefront of global warming and temperatures soaring to over 50 degrees in the summer months, all surface water evaporates by February each year, leaving the land parched and scorched.  Land that was green with trees and water early last century is now a desert for most of the year.   

For the past 17 years, Kids for Kids has been planting drought-resistant trees in an effort to improve the environment for the long-term and hold back the Sahara which is creeping south inexorably.

In 2007 we were the first organization to experiment with reintroducing the Baobab tree to Darfur. Baobabs now transform the landscape in our villages and save the lives of starving children.

Baobabs can live up to 5,000 years, reach up to 30 metres high and grow up to an enormous 50 metres in circumference. They can provide shelter, food and water for families and their animals, and during the rainy season, they absorb and store water in their vast trunks, enabling them to produce a nutrient-dense fruit in the dry season when all around is dry and arid. This is how the Baobab became known as “The Tree of LIfe”.

In fact, every part of the Baobab tree is valuable to communities. The bark can be turned into rope and clothing, the seeds can be used to make cosmetic oils, the leaves are edible, the trunks store water and the fruit is extraordinarily rich in nutrients and antioxidants.

One of the first Baobabs we planted is now called the Love Tree of Darfur as people carve their initials and hearts into it. 

At Kids for Kids, we’re not just planting trees—we’re planting hope, resilience, and a brighter future for the families of Darfur.

Our tree initiative isn’t just about greenery; it’s about transforming landscapes and saving lives one tree at a time.

We would be so grateful if you could help us plant more Baobabs to transform the lives of children and their families in our most recently adopted villages in Darfur.

Just imagine the impact your Trees will have – providing shade from scorching desert sun, fresh fruit for desperately hungry children, and vital resources for communities facing environmental challenges. 

Please could you donate today so we can give hope to more families living in the deserts of Darfur?

Donate here today to change lives – Trees for Climate Change – Kids for Kids