In a previous report we told you about an income generation project we funded for the Addiction Treatment and Education program on the Thai-Myanmar border.
The Moringaid project set up a small business selling Moringa Powder both locally and internationally.
Moringa is a tree that grows in that area and people use the leaves to supplement their food. It is high in protein, iron, B vitamins and many other vitamins and minerals. It is also high in antioxidants and is hailed by those interested in maximum health. It is popular around the world, known locally in the tropics as a traditional food and known internationally as a SuperFood.
The project not only provides some income to the addiction program but also creates opportunities for local land owners to grow Moringa and receive payment. This is an important factor in the project as working with the local community establishes goodwill, contributes to the local economy and improves relations with the host community.
The Moringaid team processes the leaves into powder and powder capsules and sells the product online both locally and internationally.
In the first year the project made a small profit and is now self-sustaining.
The income does not cover all the costs of the addiction treatment and community program through 5 camps and inside Myanmar and we continue to fund their community work. However, it covers some shortfalls in funding for the addiction treatment cycles as some donors are re-directing their funds to other crises around the world.
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