The gift of a fruit tree has several positive impacts on a family. The tree not only provides vitamin rich fruit adding to the families nutritious diets but also contributes to each families farming efforts. The trees Heifer provides act as windbreaks, protecting crops from wind damage and the soil from erosion. Trees have a valuable social function as well by providing shade for people and animals on hot days, and are sometimes a focal point for family and community activities and gatherings.

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