In 1984, Kansas resident Balbir Mathur emerged from a two year illness with a vision of working to end world hunger. Balbir went on to start Trees for Life
, a grassroots community development movement. Since then, Trees for Life has helped more than 3 million people plant tens of millions of trees, and implement other environmental, educational, and health projects. Trees for Life works in countries such as Guatemala, Haiti, Brazil, and Balbir's native country, India.