Thorne and Anchor supports Tree Aid

At Thorne and Anchor we have pledged to give 10% of every sale to Tree Aid to help better and save the lives of families in Africa.

What do TREE AID do?

Tree Aid work to create thriving, sustainable communities throughout the isolated and remote regions of Africa. They work with locally-based teams in the drylands of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali and Niger and the isolated areas of Ethiopia, working with communities to build skills, knowledge and self-reliance.

‘In the areas we work in, one child dies of hunger and malnutrition every two minutes.’

Those who survive are often so malnourished that their brains and bones don’t develop. Mothers rely on starchy staples like maize to fill their children’s bellies – because there is no money to buy the nutrient-rich foods that growing bodies need. And during the long, hot ‘hungry months’ when food stocks run out, many will have just one meal a day.

We help villagers grow and use trees for nutritious food all year round. Tree fruits, seeds, leaves and nuts all add nutrients to people’s diets. Trees can survive floods and droughts too, so when all other sources of food are gone, a tree can be a lifeline. Trees also improve the landscape and hold nutrients in soil for longer. This helps increase soil quality and enables crop harvests to improve.

Since 1987 TREE AID has been a leading expert in using trees to tackle poverty and produce environmental improvement in remote and isolated areas of Africa.

We started with trees, using our know-how to show the benefits that trees can bring, and learnt that connecting what motivates people to take action with secure access to trees brings commitment and real change.

Success stories

Using our distinctive approach TREE AID’s achievements have ensured that:

  • 10 million trees have been planted across Africa
  • Millions more trees have naturally regenerated through improvements in natural resource management
  • Over 500,000 villagers now understand how to use trees for food, health and income and are able to feed their children regular, nutritious meals and protect their environment.
  • Over 1,000,000 people are feeling the benefit of better soil and water management, meaning they can grow more food, and live in a greener environment
  • 60-70% of all trees planted on TREE AID projects survive to productive maturity, compared to an average survival rate of 40% on other tree planting projects
  • 77 pence in every pound is spent on our projects. It costs £25 to train and support one person out of poverty for the long term and £1 to plant a tree.

For more information about what TREE AID do check out there website at