Combat Malnutrition in Kenya with the Moringa Tree


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Legumes Give More Milk

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Busia, Kenya
Map of Legumes give more milk Green manure legumes such as mucuna ,clotiria,purple vetch laucana,lablab clycline and jacjbeans are not just used for improving soil fertilzer The studies done by the local research institution found out that legumes are a valuable source of proteins for cattle fed on low quality basic diet th e studies were carried out in the local community of esikulu.The legumes wee shown to signifincantily increase dry matter digestincally by 13% and feed intake by 24% in cows.which had higher concentration of nitrogen then maize stalks legumes supplements had no effect on digestibility and intake. Read more.
Related to project keywords: valuable, nitrogen, local, feed, cattle

Food And Thought

By a female, 16-21 years old, in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Food and thought For as long as i can remember, I have always known that agriculture is the backbone of my lovely country kenya. I even came to learn that it is the backbone of the local poor living families agriculture has educated many societal members to the highest l;evels. Farming (small scale) is what most of the farmers/people practice for the livelihood. These has helped then feed well, shelter and cloth on well. The virtual has reduced the rate of poverty from the people. Local vegetables, soya beans, poultry, and banana farming are some opf the engagement that fuly occupy my community today. Wewasato came in recently to help crub poverty and food security issues for better lives. Read more.
Related to project keywords: societal, members, local, feed, issues

Oil Trees

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Busia, Kenya
Map of Oil Trees Once in Nambale village there was a European who came up with ways of making oil from trees these idea was so good and people were happy and did all the European said the seedlings were started planting and doing all the good things in there shamba. After one month the trees had grown well but started drying up because the soil was not suitable for the growth of those plants. Read more.
Related to project keywords: oil, trees, growth, soil, grown

Health In Rural Areas

By a female, 31-45 years old, in Kabarole, Uganda
Map of Health in rural areas I remember a time when chiefs used to force us to dig roads(bulungi bwamsi) have toilets and clean homes it looked like it was toucher but it used to help communities remain healthy have clean homes and clean village roads since city road are always tarmaked it was really good for rural areas . It was also a must for someone every home have a garden of cassava and one of potatoes(to prevent famine from homes) it was a good idea. Read more.
Related to project keywords: garden, home, homes, communities, healthy

Youth Turn Farming Into Successful Enterprise

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisii, Kenya
Map of Youth turn farming into successful enterprise Most members of Lietego Youth, have been transforming lives of many of their Community members. The 40 young men produce tons of cabbages that are supplied to many towns in Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley Province. Other Crops they grow include bananas, tomatoes, beans, and maize. They have also started bee keeping. Some year dairy cows, but have to guard them at night, an activity they say is hard to due to Sporadic cattle theft along Sotik/Borabu border. Each member has planted hundreds of about ten trees. All are done with one mission of helping the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: trees, youth, members, cattle, planted

Ever Child Has A Right To Live

By a male, 46-60 years old , in Kakamega, Kenya
Map of Ever child has a right to live My name are Shasia wa Vincent. Tomas Omwanda was a child with disability. I was told that he was burn with some challenges physically by his to parents Aroma and Mrs. Aroma were his parents. They used to hide this three year old boy behind their banana plantation every morning. So one day may father the great Joseph Sakwa took our cattle for grazing one Sunday evening. On his way before he could pass Mr/Mrs. Aroma's home behind the banana plantation he heard some cry like a baby who needs some he;d it heard some cry like a baby who needs some help it had just started raining in the village of Shikangania in Sichiria sub-location. He went there to find out who was the noise maker inside the bananas plantation only to find a baby boy rubbed in some clothes. Police came with some 2 people one a doctor and the so called District children office in their police land-rover 109 make which. Stop at our main gate. They called my father I answered them with a low voice and rashed in fathers bedroom- calling daddy police police kamata police. My dady came out and answered the questions to where he found the baby boy and the parents were arrested by police. Read more.
Related to project keywords: home, great, cattle, challenges, village
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Map of Combat Malnutrition in Kenya with the Moringa Tree