Combating Climate Change with Agroecology

by Village Volunteers
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology
Combating Climate Change with Agroecology

Dear friends,

I don't know where you live but we are experiencing unprecedented hot weather and a drought is upon us in the US. In Kenya, this has been an ongoing threat to life and health for a while. Around the world, people cut down trees for use in building and casket making, and the limbs are used as firewood. Unless trees are planted to replace the loss, the stripping of trees from the environment creates larger issues.

Trees are not just a resource, but they mean clean air, water, shade and food in Africa. Trees help to conserve soil and water but also reduce the vulnerability of land in drought and climatic stress.

If there is a viable solution, then planting trees is the best. We have been planting moringa trees because they are drought resistant and provide shade and high nutrition food. We may also start planting other drought resistant trees that produce food because we see the need to step up our tree planting and moringa does not grow everywhere.

We thank you for your past donation and always make sure that there is benefit provided for your generosity. It is our intention that we can report back an increase in the health of communities through trees.We believe that a tree planted anywhere helps everyone. 

Thank you,

Taking trees home to families
Taking trees home to families
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While "trees planted anywhere helps everyone" is a statement that seems quite exaggerated, there is simple truth to the statement.

The Moringa Tree Project was created as a sustainable approach to combat poverty, malnutrition and environmental degradation This nutritional rich tree is grown by local people to provide nutrition for their families and communities. Your donations help people in rurual communities plant more trees and bottom line, each one planted helps the environment. 

Trees provide oxygen, improve air quality, cools temperature, conserves water, preserves soil, and supports wildlife. Trees lower the air temperature and reduce the heat intensity of the greenhouse effect by maintaining low levels of carbon dioxide. Trees absorb carbon dioxide and removes and stores carbon while releasing the oxygen back into the air. For one year, a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon from the atmosphere and it releases oxygen in exchange.

This project is close to out heart because donations go to planting trees that provide powerful nutrition and that is a sustainable solution to a community challenge.  

Thank you for your past donation. We hope you will consider a small monthly stipend perhaps monthly to help maintain the tree planting movement.

Thank you!.


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Thank you for supporting the Moringa Tree Project in the past. It’s been a program that has had its ups and downs. It all depends on climate and farmers as to the success of the moringa tree. Relatively drought resistant, we have had long stretches of draught that took its toll. This is life in programs that planted nurseries without irrigation. We recognize the ebb and flow but support the flow as we are able.

All and all, the moringa trees maintaining and proving that nutrition is key for hunger. The importance of our immune systems and a balanced diet during a pandemic cannot be stressed too much.

The staple in diets is corn. A child may only eat corn porridge morning noon and night. Their diet is sorely lacking in protein which is key for growth and development. Moringa has all the amino acids needed for growth and it can be grown as a crop because it is just the leaves that are used. The seeds and pods are used but if a tree goes to seed, it impacts the leaf growth.

Again, thanks for your help in planting more trees and providing nutrition Even if you can only donate $10 a month, we will be certain to use your donation for the most vulnerable communities who have embraced the miracle moringa tree.

Stay Safe!

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Dear donors and supporters,

This is the last day to report and I'm at a loss. The pandemic has been brutal in the regions that we work in but we are particularly focused on areas of hunger and malnutrition in Kenya. We have been wiring funds from donations to buy powdered moringa from the communities that have been successful in growing trees and powdering the leaves to sell.

The recipients from donations will be mostly for families who are dealing with food insecurity. During this pandemic, its been catastrophic ln rural areas who live a subsistent life. While we have been focused on sustainability and creating income through agriculture that provides optimum nutrition, Kenya has stopped congregating and merchants are unable to sell their wares. Today, the need is difficult to describe because the reports I get are filled with grave concern for the near future to deal with the growing hunger crisis.

As we all go through this pandemic around the world, we are glad to see Kenya take wearing of masks seriously. We are watching closely and wish our partners strength and resolve to do whats necessary to end this cruel pandemic. 

Thank you for your donations and particularly those who are subscribers. Even a small amount adds up.

Stay Safe!

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Dear Donor,

As we consider the fate of all vulnerable people during this global pandemic, it was difficult to write the report because the need is now relative. When the whole world suffers, there is profound sadness. 

I had heard about from a youth group that plays mbira (thumb piano) in Zimbabwe. They are learning this ancient music that has all but vanished in Zimbabwe. They told me that they were street children that were formed to play music and plant trees. I happen to know their director and he is a good man with a huge heart and an environmentalist soul. They asked me about moringa and if they could do a program like ours. They weren't asking for funds but hoping to learn from us. There was no doubt in my mind that they needed the funds to buy supplies and so that was my hope for this period of time from donors. Zimbabwe has had a drought and food insecurity is palpable so helping them establish moringa nurseries seemed to be a win-win situation. 

Planting a tree anywhere helps everyone! Stay safe!

Thank you,

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