THE MAMA EARTH MAHOGANY INVESTMENT IN SHORT

A Mahogany Micro Investment is a solid investment and starts with 200 trees. The world-wide increasing demand of hard wood ensures the lasting need. But no one should go into a gold rush because of the increasing prices. The wood market is a traditional one and likes to play with shortages to increase profits. Only those who gets their trees cheaply can look forward to a secure investment.

Your investment is 13 Euro per planted tree, and you get back 40 Euro after twelve years, this correspondents to 9,819 percent. Your investment price of 13 Euro per tree included a notarized contract, which unmistakably identifies you as the owner. Most investors choose the flexible contract to benefit from the price increases of wood and to cushion inflation.

Mahagoni Investment bei Mama Earth

WE KEEP OUR PROMISES

Benefits for you

Through a notarized contract, you are unequivocally the owner of the numbered trees
Low start-up costs thanks to our own tree nurseries
Successful cooperation with the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Regular counting and measuring with logs
Area measurement with GPS and editing for Google Earth
Down to earth calculation
Accompaniment of the entire project by our farmers

Benefits for the people

The farmers keep their own land (no land grabbing)
The local people get work (social responsibility)
The farmers get 50 percent (management and guard)

Benefits for nature

No plantations (monocultures)
Destruction of illegal wood trade
Protection of the jungle
Satisfied farmers do not sell to international corporations
Land will be used ecologically and for a long time

MAHOGANY INVESTMENT IN DETAIL

From planting to harvesting (rotation period), mahogany trees are expected to need around 12 years. After that time a trunk diameter of over 30 centimeters should have been reached. Such a trunk contains about half a cubic meter of usable wood. A planted and grown mahogany seedling costs 13 Euro and yields at its harvest at least 40 Euro for the investor. One cubic meter mahogany (423.776007 board feet) costs approximately 270 Euro. Or another way: 1 Board feed achieved 37 Peso at the lumber yard (January 2020). 424 Board feet corresponding 15.688 Peso = approximately 275 Euro. A 12-year-old mahogany tree contains 0,5 cubic meter wood, corresponding 137,50 Peso. This amount shall by rounded up to 120 Euro, because of exchanging rates fluctuations. The Shares of 120 Euro: 60 Euro for the Farmer, 43,20 Euro for the Investor und 16,80 Euro for Mama Earth Foundation. The interests are 9,819 percent for 40 Euro, increasing to 10,483 percent for 43 Euro.

In one sentence: Your 13 Euro grow into more than 40 Euro (rounded off) and yield more than twelve percent green and social interest.

THE TWO POSSIBLE INVESTMENTS

FIXED INVESTMENT WITH A NOTARIZED CONTRACT

You invest 13 Euro per planted tree and get back 40 Euro after twelve years. Including a notarized contract that identifies you as the owner. The minimum amount for an investment is 200 trees = 2.600 Euro with a payoff of 8.000 Euro after twelve years.

FLEXIBLE INVESTMENT WITHOUT A NOTARIZED CONTRACT

You also have the possibility to match your payoff to the wood price. This is the most common contract because of the missing consideration of inflation. This ‘open’ contract warrants 50 percent of the wood price of that harvest year to the farmers. You receive 36 percent of the amount and Mama Earth gets 14 percent.

THE TREES OF THE MAHOGANY INVESTMENT GROWS HERE

Come visit us! You can visit us anytime. We can help you and plan your journey. Not only can you look at our Mahogany Investment with your own two eyes, but also get to know the country and their people. Email us in German or English.

Despite the good yields, you also invest into a social just project. Mama Earth provides jobs and earnings on the farms. Since the farmers get 50 percent and benefit greatly from the wood, your trees are in good hands and supervised by us.

THE STEPS OF A MAHOGANY INVESTMENT

  • You decide and mail us

    We need the desired number of trees, whereas the minimum amount is 200 trees and you must make a prepayment of three Euro per tree.

  • Preparation for the notarized contract (fixed investment)

    For the notarized contract, we need your complete address with zip code, birth date, marital status (married/divorced etc.), if you are married, we need the name of your wife, one or two legal heirs, each of their birth date, a copy of your ID or passport (scan via email or bring a copy to our office)

  • The notarized contract

    With your information we draft the notarized contract and send it to you as a PDF file via email for checking. The number of trees is already listed in your contract. If all your information is correct, the actual contract will be sent out six fold by mail. You need to sign all six contracts and send them to a notary in Hamburg (address can be found in the letter).

    • As a customer, you will get one of the contracts after it got notarized
    • The notary records two of them
    • Another two are deposited at court by the notary
    • The last one gets archived by the Mama Earth Foundation
  • Transmission of the balance

    After about six weeks, the notarized contract will arrive via mail. With the receipt of the remaining sum within two weeks, the contract is legally valid.

RISK ASSESSMENT OF THE MAHOGANY INVESTMENT

Like any investment, our investment must withstand a risk assessment. Especially as a foundation, we are bound by much more strict regulations in regards of transparency and sustainability than conventional investors.

Forest fires

Due to the many rainy days, forest fires are almost impossible. Unlike in Europe or North America, here the humidity is constantly high. Damage caused by storms is very unlikely and has never presented any problems.

Political system

As far as the political situation is concerned, as a local foundation in the Philippines, we are fundamentally better off than foreign companies. Nevertheless, we must keep an eye on the situation. The system is currently stable and the economy is one of the best in Asia.

Health of the trees

We do not leave the farmers alone with your trees. We have permanently employed foresters who are constantly on the move to check the stocks and keep records.

Currency

The exchange rate of Peso to Euro tends to fluctuate and we do not have any influence over it. If you close your contract in Peso you will receive Peso, Euro in Euro and Dollar n Dollar.

Tree market

If you like to back out even before the period of twelve years is over. No problem. It’s easy to find a another investor to continue your contract because many of our clients looking for older trees.

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