Hunger  Kenya Project #9176

Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree

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Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree
Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree

Summary

The moringa tree project is a sustainable approach to combating poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation. This nutrient-rich "miracle" tree, grown by local women's groups provides social enterprise opportunities for cooperatives and nutrition for their families. The sale the tree's leaves - fosters economic development and generates income for rural villagers. Powdered moringa leaves are distributed to feeding program and preschools where malnutrition is prevalent.

$30,000
total goal
$17,901
remaining
114
donors
0
monthly donors
7
years

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 help empower women in income generating opportunities. The powdered moringa is distributed to feeding programs and preschools in areas of profound malnutrition.

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.

Resources

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

Organization Information

Village Volunteers

Location: Seattle, WA - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Shana greene
Seattle, WA United States
$12,099 raised of $30,000 goal
 
188 donations
$17,901 to go
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