Oil and wood from the sandalwood tree has long been prized for its aromatic properties and believed health benefits. But, due to its slow growth rate and high demand, these trees were over-harvested, causing the present-day shortage. This shortage has made the wood from these plants extremely valuable, and the trees are currently being sold at $100 per kg.
Thanks to you and your purchases, our giving partners at the NCTC primary school were just able to buy 67 sandalwood saplings. They plan to grow these trees until they are big enough to sell, then sell the trees and invest the profits back into their school and surrounding community. Thank you for your continual support! Without you, none of this would be possible!