Become a better Ancestor

With your help, we are planting a forest!

For every policy sold, a tree will be planted to support the environment and help local farmers across Africa.

When you buy a policy with Insure-Us we will plant a tree which is personal to you. This will allow you to have your own Greenprint (*Insure-Us Definition: Your positive blueprint on Earth) on the environment by simply choosing the right company to do business with.

What is the Become a Better Ancestor programme?

Deforestation has a devastating impact on the world. Every six seconds, we lose the equivalent of a football pitch of rainforest. In the space of a year, that adds up to around 15 billion trees. That’s why we introduced the Become a Better Ancestor programme to do our bit for the environment.

Types of Trees

Each tree planted makes a huge difference to the livelihood of the farmers we plant them for. They’ll farm the fruit, flowers and leaves that can be used for farming food or medicine.

Caliandra

Caliandra is a small tropical legume that’s used to improve the quality of the soil. It helps with weed control and is a pollen source for honey production.

Neem Tree

Neem is a highly popular multipurpose tree that provides food and insecticides as well as a great number of ethnomedicinal properties.

Prunus Africana

Prunus africana, also known as the African Cherry, is an evergreen tree with anti-inflammatory properties used in a variety of herbal medicines.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus Grandis has a variety of benefits for farming, such as its compatibility for growing maize, avocados and sorghum. The flowers also provide a source for producing honey.

Mahogany

Mahogany is deciduous, shedding their leaves during the dry season. They produce flowers and fruits twice a year.

Albizia/Mugavu

Albizzia is in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's fastest growing tree. Albizzia is a large tree that can grow up to 40m tall with the first branch at a height of up to 20m.