Hunger
 Kenya
Project #9176

Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree

by Village Volunteers

Summary

The moringa tree project is a sustainable approach to combating poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation. 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.
$20,000
total goal
$8,166
remaining
107
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.villagevolunteers.org
Moringa Tree Video

Organization Information

Village Volunteers

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.villagevolunteers.org
Project Leader:
Shana greene
Seattle, WA United States
$11,834 raised of $20,000 goal
 
179 donations
$8,166 to go
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