How does Givago.co works?

Hello visitors,

You ask yourself how Givago does givago works, and how we can afford to plant trees on your behave without asking you to pay a penny?

We can understand it! At givago.co, we haven’t win the lottery, but when we were students, we wanted to give to charity as well as partying. It was a challenge! Running street fundraising was our way of helping out as it was impossible for us to spend our loan into charity.

During our entrepreneurship studies, we realised that many companies where spending money into advertisement and we asked ourselves why not using this money to do good-deeds. That is how givago born.

GIVAGO.CO HOW DOES IT WORK?The idea is pretty simple, sponsors are paying for the tree in exchange of you getting information about what they are doing.

How is everyone winning?

You can plant a tree for free thanks to the company who is sponsoring the tree so you are winning, the company got the opportunity to let you know more about there products and services, and the charity is getting money to do the actions without spending a penny in fundraising!

It’s cold a win-win-win situation, isn’t it?

Many of our users where happy to learn more about “fairphone” for example, and without givago.co they will not have the opportunity of knowing this company, and so changing there phone for an ethical one!

 

So if you are a change maker, this is only the first step, we are going to improve our platform to help you out on your projects!
Feel free to spread the world/word about our platform in order to plant as many trees as possible! Also, you can do so using @givagocharity on twitter, liking our Facebook page and sharing it with your friends, family and other mate, let’s make givago being the topics in bars, around coffees, on the internet etc.
A study showed that if you like Givago, you chances of having a match on Tinder increased by 67.8%! (Blague, 2015).

If you are a company or a charity, don’t hesitate to contact us! It will be our pleasure to help you out!

Made with love in Oxford,
Ivan

Let’s mobilise our clicks for a project in Tanzania!

Dear Givago’ers,

The newest project recently started by Trees for the Future will help communities in and around Singida, Tanzania, to improve their lives by planting millions of trees in new forest gardens.
The project will start with 300 families living 150 miles northeast of the capital of Dodoma, and it will grow to impact thousands of families as additional support is acquired.

Singida is an area filled with rural farming communities trying to make ends meet along a highly degraded trade corridor. Trees for the Future Tanzania Coordinator has begun mobilising farmer groups.
The families entering there program are struggling to grow enough millet and maize to feed themselves, let alone to earn the money they need to buy clothes or send their children to school. The zone is poor and dry and in desperate need of this forest garden project.

Tanzania
Central Tanzania is a prime location for forest garden projects – http://www.treesforthefuture.org/

Every click will permit to help out this project and permits these are to develop itself. Be part of the change by giving one minute of your time, not you bank card detail.

You can only do so on Givago!

GIVAGO’ers, you are more than planting trees!

Dear Givago’er,

When you are clicking on the tree button on givago.co, you are planting more than a tree, you are changing people’s lives.
Indeed, givago.co decided to work with the Trees for the Future program in order to enhance real changes.

Together, with the program, we don’t just plant trees for their ecological benefits, but to benefit people in need.
Technically speaking,Trees for the Future is an agroforestry charity. Agroforestry intentionally combines agriculture and forestry to create integrated and sustainable land-use systems. Trees and shrubs are planted near crops and/or livestock, to the benefit of all.

By integrating farming, animals, people and trees in the same space, they achieve improved soil quality, higher crop yields, and improved standards of living. We strongly believe that people must know the value of agroforestry and its benefit to them if they are to withstand pressure from developers or others who wish to strip trees from an area. Our role is to train communities in the latest agroforestry techniques, and to help spread and promote them.

Agroforestry is sometimes referred to as “trees on farms.” It’s actually much more than that. Agroforestry techniques are tailored to the needs of the community. In communal forests, tree-planting programs focus on large-scale reforestation and the development of non-timber forest products. In agricultural fields, fast-growing multipurpose tree species are integrated into the agricultural system to serve as windbreaks, firebreaks, woodlots, or living fences; as part of contour planting for erosion control; and as “alleys” that improve fertility in the adjacent soil. Similar techniques have been practiced around the world for thousands of years, and are especially effective in the developing world.

“We have given people the ability to build their own institutions so that we don’t have some day in the future, some logging company coming back in there, pushing people around, trying to force them off their land, because now they have some growing businesses and some pride in what they are doing and a lot of confidence in themselves. This makes the village life continue.”

Trees for the future runs actions in different areas of the World:

Africa

Currently, we have tree-planting efforts in  Cameroon, Ethiopia,  Kenya, Senegal,Tanzania, and Uganda. We have helped plant trees in an incredible range of environments from coastal areas to mountains, restoring soil that had been unproductive for decades or even hundreds of years.

Asia

In previous years, on the islands of the Pacific, the combination of high tides and heavy rains brings great danger to the people of the coastal plains. We worked with local groups in Indonesia and the Philippines to restore tree cover to upland areas, so the land could absorb more water during storms and reduce the likelihood of flooding and mudslides. Other projects in India aimed to restore trees to both drought-stricken and flood-ridden sections.

Latin America

In previous years, we have planted trees inHaiti, BrazilHonduras, and Nicaragua. In 2011, Trees for the Future’s Haiti Program delivered three critical services – tree planting, agroforestry training, and technical assistance – to local farmers in three regions of the country: the Arcadine Coast, Chaine des Chaos, and Gonaives. In Honduras, Trees for the Future planted more than a million trees in conjunction with one of our local partners.

How does forest gardens change lives?
How does forest gardens change lives? – http://treesforthefuture.org

GIVAGO: Connecting Changemakers!

Hello changemakers!

Givago is a platform that enables people to give to charity for free!
Its only the beginning! Our goal is to get GIVAGO to help you developing social and environmental projects locally and globally!
We are looking forward to create a massive community of changemakers!

Where does the idea come from?

When travelling to Cambodia, I ended up on a highly polluted beach. There were all those tourists taking selfies avoiding the visible pollution. I decided to grab the rice bag that had been thrown to the sea and started filling it with all the garbage I could find. Some people came to me and asked if I was working for the city council. I answered that I was just a tourist and that I was feeling bad about the environment being ignored.
Some of them joined me, and we ended up at 6 volunteers and cleaned the beach!

Sihanouk - Cambodia

At this minute, I realised that many of us, individually want change to happen. We just need to get connected.


I created Givago to connect changemakers building local and global actions. Every changes make a difference! Be part of it! Come join us, and together let’s make it happen!