Our beneficiaries have asked to be funded every quarter, so funds are aggregated monthly and sent seasonally.
Saplings require water for strong root growth and so planting times depend upon the rains in each country.
In Southern India where the monsoons have failed now and they rely on intermittent cyclones, all planting happens as soon as the rain comes which is generally between October and February (often only December and January)
In Brazil where there are two wetter phases, planting can happen either in April-June (with the saplings grown in November and December) or the other way around with the saplings planted earlier in the year and planted out in November and December.
In Kenya there are also two wetter phases - October to December and March through June. These are when the saplings are handed out and planting happens.
In Madagascar the rainy season is long - from November to April and the planting of mangrove propagules happens throughout this time (and replanting if there has been serious crab predation on young trees) mangrove seeds do not require nurseries - simply collecting and then planting when the ground has been cleared and prepared for them.
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