Carbon Fund

The RAW Foundation with the help of Carbon-Fund has planted 7,500 Trees!

Reforestation and forest preservation carbon offset projects are part of the global warming solution. Forest-based carbon offset projects fight climate change by sequestering carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere in trees and soil and have many co-benefits for the community and local wildlife. Forest preservation creates jobs, maintains and expands wildlife habitats, protects biodiversity, and improves local environmental quality. Much of the world’s tropical rainforests have either been cut down or are directly threatened with imminent deforestation. Deforestation and forest degradation have resulted in species loss and direct contribution to global warming. Moreover, deforestation accounts for over 20 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions – more than the entire global transportation sector!


It’s hard to start making changes when nobody believes in you. Sometimes, all you need is a chance. RAW has a long history with Kiva Loans providing people with the funding and confidence that they need to start their own projects, and we made it to the top one percent of lenders for 2013. From Zimbabwe to El Salvador to Nicaragua to Tanzania and everywhere in-between, RAW supports many professional and personal endeavors through Kiva, and our impact is really starting to show!

You might think, “How can I help?” The thing is, you’ve already helped more than you know. We have only been able to do all of this because of the tremendous loyalty and support that you’ve given us. You are responsible for these projects just as much as we are!