Thank you so very much for helping to plant the wonderful Moringa Tree. The tree nurseries are thriving after a few setbacks. Its never easy when irrigation is not consistant with tender saplings and also the occaisional animals who grazes on the new tips of the trees.
The good news is that we will be eready to press the first oil in about three months.
The teachers at the schools are teaching the children sustainable farming techniques. They are developing moringa orchards with a mix of other edible fruit trees and the gardens are expanding.
We are hoping to expand the program to support more children.
Thanks again for your support.
Shana GreeneExecutive DirectorVillage Volunteers5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202Seattle, WA 98118206-577-0515
Thank you for your support of moringa trees planted in areas of malnutrition. One very special location in Kenya has been the most successful. In Kunya Village, Mama na Dada has had a wonderful project that has been supporting their preschool and orphan program. Tragedy struck as the Mama na Dada Centre burned to the grown last month. The children are still coming to the spot where their school was burned and all that is left of their program are the trees growing and standing tall.
Thank you so much for providing this ray of hope.
Shana GreeneExecutive DirectorVillage Volunteers5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202 Seattle, WA 98118206-577-0515http://www.villagevolunteers.orghttp://www.facebook.com/VillageVolunteers
Thank you to all of you who have donated in the past and particularly to those who have a monthly subscription. The monthly funds keep the youth group planting trees and more money goes into their scholarship fund for the youth to attend school.
Today we are doing a training for a women's group to start their own orchard. Once the trees are mature in less than a year and a half, we will fund an oil press so they can make high quality oil for use and to sell.
Planting trees, providing scholarship funds and granting women's groups with an income producing project is a win win win.
Executive DirectorVillage Volunteers5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202Seattle, WA 98118206-577-0515http://www.villagevolunteers.orghttp://www.facebook.com/VillageVolunteers
We are happy to report that our Moringa Tree Project is doing well and the trees that are planted are thriving. In the beginning, we had challenges with downpours washing the seedlings away, animals munching on them, and drought taking its toll on the tender seedlings.
Now that we are beyond that fragile stage, we are encouraged and excited for everyone involved. Our trainer Dickson Omandi loves children and inspires them with his enthusiasm for all aspects of sustainable farming methods. He teaches them about the moringa tree uses, encourages them all to take the trees home for their families and distributes more moringa seeds to plant.
We apprecaite your ongoing support and following our project. Those of you who are contributing each month through a subscription, you are helping immensely as the children are able to continue to plant trees and your generosity supports their school tuition through the moringa scholarship fund.
Shana GreeneExecutive DirectorVillage Volunteers5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202Seattle, WA 98118206-577-0515http://www.villagevolunteers.orghttp://www.facebook.com/VillageVolunteers
We are happy to report that the moringa project is expanding in Kunya Village. Dickson Omandi from Trees for the Future will be facilitating more workshops with the students and community members starting Tuesday, December 11th. Dickson has joined us in helping to troubleshoot and to create a more diverse tree nursery project by adding fruit and fodder trees to the moringa tree nuseries.
While we have had some loss with animals browsing on trees.in our Maasai partner community, the trees are planted at the school and the Maasai warrier guards will now be on the lookout.
We are excited to see how happy communities are in embracing a project that is so helpful.
Thank you for your support!.
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