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Combat Malnutrition in Kenya with the Moringa Tree



The moringa tree project is a sustainable approach to combating poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation in Kenya. This nutrient-rich "miracle" tree, grown by the local village Environmental Youth Action Corps' (EYAC), 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.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Villages in Kenya struggle every day to combat a variety of societal challenges, each an integral component to the healthy growth of communities. These issues include poverty, malnutrition, deforestation, land degradation, a lack of employment opportunities, and insufficient educational funding for vulnerable children.

How will this project solve this problem?

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 EYAC members. 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.

Potential Long Term Impact

By providing adequate nutrition for children, pregnant women and lactating mothers, children will realize their full intellectual and physical potential. Womens' groups will attain valuable entrepreneurial skills enabling them to provide for their families and ensure a better future for their children. Through the EYAC, youth complete their education and learn practical life skills in the nurseries. Educating, assisting and empowering locals fosters development at the grassroots level.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $8,404
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $1,596
Total Funding Goal: $10,000


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Project Leader

Shana greene

Seattle, WA United States

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