Yabal was so happy to have the opportunity this year to coordinate the reforestation of over 4,000 trees with the Czech Republic organization Love for Guatemala and their volunteers in the rural community of Chuicutama. It was a wonderful day of tree love as we helped plant trees in their communal mountain forest nearby the village. Deforestation is a huge problem in this region of the highlands so we were honored to help make the community’s dream for a greener future come true! Check out photos below:
Girls hanging out as we unload trees for reforestation project in Guatemala
Unloading 4000 trees for reforestation project
unloading trees with community members for reforestation project
Pine trees, alder, and cypress trees grow well in this region of guatemala
tree varieties ready to be planted
Allison, Director of Yabal, with Irena, founder of Love for Guatemala, a Czech Republic organization that sells Yabal artisan products in Europe and supports many groups in Guatemala.
Carrying the trees to the mountain
Yesica, Yabal’s unofficial photographer and production coordinator, catching up to the group.
The beautiful Guatemalan highlands!
Planting trees to grow mountain forest
beautiful tree seedlings
Anna, a Yabal volunteer, planting a tree
Our friends and volunteers from Czech Republic and Love for Guatemala, with Yabal, and community members at the end of a long day. Thank you all for making this project possible!
The mother in law of our lead weaver taking her sheep out to pasture as we walk back to town.
It’s everyone’s responsibility to make this Earth liveable and healthy for future generations to come!
We also want to give an extra thank you to the Hasselt Municipality and Province Limburg for their on-going support of Yabal’s work and projects!