Combat Malnutrition in Kenya with the Moringa Tree
Planting the moringa tree is a sustainable approach to combating poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation in rural communities. This nutrient-rich "miracle" tree, grown in village communities, provides social enterprise opportunities for rural women's cooperatives. The sale of the fruit, leaves, and pods - for food, cooking oil, cattle feed, and bio-fuel - fosters economic development and generates income for rural villagers.
People in Kenya struggle every day to combat a variety of societal challenges. These issues include poverty, malnutrition, deforestation, land degradation, a lack of employment opportunities, and insufficient educational funding for vulnerable children.
Moringa trees are rich in vitamins A, C, calcium, iron & potassium; higher in protein than soybean meal; drought resistant, add nitrogen to soil; anti-bacterial; used for household water purification; a source of edible oil, bio fuel & cattle feed. Trees purchased fund education for youth who run the tree nurseries. Planted at orphanages & schools, the trees provide a sustainable solution for malnutrition. Training women in business and product development will provide empowering income-generating opportunities. Win Win Win.
By providing adequate nutrition for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers, children will realize their full intellectual and physical potential. Women's' groups will attain valuable entrepreneurial skills enabling them to provide for their families and ensure a better future for their children. Through youth run tree nurseries, the youth learn practical life skills in the nurseries and raise the money for their education. Educating, assisting and empowering locals fosters development at the grassroots level.
A donation of $5 will buy 5 moringa trees from a youth run nursery and granted to a women's social enterprise cooperative in a rural village in Kenya.
Volunteers travel to Arica and Asia to volunteer from all over the world. Volunteers are picked up at the airport, taken to the village where they are housed. They have opportunities to work in clinic's schools, with women's groups, agricultural groups, in school gardens, etc. Contact us at www.villagevolunteers.org or write to us at [email protected]
What To Bring
We have a list of donations that are appropriate for each location. We are happy to work with you every step of the way
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