Because it takes 2 trees to hang a hammock, Madera plants 2 trees for each hammock sold. Through our partnering with Trees for the Future, to date we have planted over 10,255 trees and counting. Together, we are improving the livelihoods of impoverished farmers by revitalizing degraded lands. Since 1989, with our partner's (trees.org) experience in planting over 115 million trees all over the world, we have demonstrated the transformative power of trees in helping people break out of the poverty trap while also addressing the global environment. Today, our work in East and West Africa is helping to build a world where people can leave a legacy of opportunity through sustainable practices and productive lands for future generations.
Madera Hammock Co. projects include support to Sub-Saharan Africa, where entire forests have been cut down leaving the population subject to the effects of flooding, resulting in much of the remaining farmland washing away.
Our current projects involve the countries of Uganda, Senegal, Kenya, Tanzania, and Cameroon. With our support in developing garden forests, Madera provides farming families with sustainable sources of food, livestock fodder, fuel, and forest products to consume and sell at nearby markets.
We believe that dignity and opportunity doesn't grow from a handout, it flourishes from jobs. Work to earn your legacy. Although charity has always been at the roots of our cause, we strongly believe that the dignity gained from willing and capable individuals working full time jobs is much stronger than much of the temporary assistance programs out there today.
Many of our talented sewers and fabric designers reign from generations of artisans and are proud to keep their traditions alive.