Urban Tilth's Urban Agriculture Institute


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Note: These stories talk about the same issues that this project addresses, but are not necessarily about this specific project.

Fruitts For Better Health

By a male, 31-45 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Fruitts for better health Erick saw the need and interest to start small grocery within the crowded slum, since he was well educated he knew that by starting a small business will letter turn to a bigger investment. He started the biusiness with an aim of passing the knowledge to local people the importence of fruits to human life,he encourages the customers to consume four to six glasses of blended various fruits to support their health and prevent diseases that are caused by lack of vitamins in our bodies. The people era receiving his words well, and these will feed to a healthy kenya. Read more.
Related to project keywords: better health, grocery, local, educated, healthy

Helping The Comterparts Who Are Hungry

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Turkana, Kenya
Map of Helping the comterparts who are hungry Farmers in the oasis have a big harvest in complete contrast to their counter part in the same country.Losekon Asanga,65 a resident of morelem in Turkana south,said Lioy had rescued hundreds of their fellow community members for several years now. Every year dozen of people come here very hungry and we always share the little that we have. They are our people and we cannot see them offering while we have the little we have.This has really changed lives of their comterparts who are suffering of hunger. Read more.
Related to project keywords: hundreds, resident, harvest, see, little

Planting Vegetables

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Planting Vegetables With the progress that is made by the Carrebean Youth Group in Makina,very soon Kibera will not be importing vegetable from outside.The youth group began with a small garden but at the moment the garden has turned to gardens and producing very healthy vegetables which are being sold to the residents. Read more.
Related to project keywords: gardens, progress, garden, youth, residents

Empowering Small Farmers

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of EMPOWERING SMALL FARMERS My mother was at the farm one of the five holidays in December.She was busy with her farm work.As usual we helped her especially during holidays. While we were planting vegetables,we heard new voices along the path.I stopped a little to see who they were.They were strange but spoke our language. They were two women of our clan.They were pleased with whatever they saw in our small farm.They said they were from an organization that helps those interested with farming especially small scale farmers. The registration fee was five hundred shillings each.The money was to be paid in one weeks time.They never came back again. Read more.
Related to project keywords: work, new, farm, farming, see


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Unemployment Unemployment pushes the people at Nakuru district to harvest the soil.They hang around hoping their lucky day will come.They say it is better to take risk than steal. Many people have been burried alive inside the quarries and people are not afraid because it is what their family feed on. According to people who work at quarry.They make about sh 300 per day.The sand harvesters line up the road leading to the minefield armed with spades and Jembes. Read more.
Related to project keywords: harvest, work, soil, leading, feed

Little Payslip

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Little Payslip Middle class people think that people living in kibera are like pig so they can misuse us even if see organisation.They even take advantage on us by giving heard jod which benefit them but we because they have in mind that we are jobless they pay us as if they are buying sweets or egg-little amount when which wont develop any of us but alot work to pay them alot money ther world is unfair to the poor people but we are waiting for the judgement. Read more.
Related to project keywords: world, see, little, develop, community community


By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of Kisii Kissi land is a very fortile region located in Nyanza province from far you can view the green highlands and judge by what you just see from far.The area is plenty with food and bananas are everywhere thus being the staple food in the are.The residents in the communities have always been safe and healthy just because of the enough food and always thanking their anastors with most of the honour and respect. Read more.
Related to project keywords: just, land, green, residents, healthy
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Urban Tilth

Richmond, CA, United States

Project Leader

Doria Robinson

Executive Director
Richmond, CA United States

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