The Forest Gives Everything – BASKETS

Written by: Callie

Posted on December 4, 2014

Todays Gift – BASKETS

Ashaninka women use the leaves of the Chambira Tree to weave their traditional baskets. Made whilst the leaves are still green, the baskets strengthen as the leaves dry out. The speed the women can weave at is a source of huge pride.

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For rainforest villages, the forest gives life

For rainforest villages, the forest gives life

For The Green Journey’s & Cool Earth’s partner villages, the forest gives everything:

It gives shelter.

It gives food.

It gives water.

It gives medicine.

And with Cool Earth and The Fuel Card Group’s support, it gives a livelihood, which means the forest is protected from illegal loggers.

This December, we’re celebrating these gifts from the forest with a special Christmas Countdown.
We’ll be celebrating a gift each day leading up to Christmas. From bows and arrows to clothing, we’ll
reveal how the forest provides for our partner communities’ every need.