Hidaya gives seedlings at no or minimal cost to students, farmers and communities to encourage tree planting activity. It costs only $1 to plant and grow a tree. In addition Hidaya also provides brochures explaining the ecological benefits of trees and instructions how to successfully nurture them.
For each school and community, a team lead and back-up member is appointed; he/she is responsible for implementing and coordinating the project successfully, monitor, and report on the survival rate of trees every month. This process allows Hidaya to gain a good understanding of the issues and critical success factors so appropriate improvements can be made during next planting season.
Vegetables for Healthy Living:
In Pakistan, Hidaya is also distributing seeds of vegetables to students at no cost, including:
* Opo/Kadoo/Lauki (Gourd)
These seeds are offered to students interested in growing their own vegetables at cost no cost to them. These vegetables typically grow as vines that spread over roof tops and walls requiring no extra open space.
Hidaya Foundation was awarded Sitara-i-Eisaar (Star of Sacrifice) by the Government of Pakistan, in recognition of the results-oriented relief efforts during the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.
Hidaya Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) with FEIN 77-0502583. All cash and in-kind donations are tax deductible. Hidaya puts it’s best effort to utilize the funds donated for a specific project, sometimes circumstances dictate we use funds otherwise.