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 Donor,

We are happy to report that our Moringa Tree Project is doing well and the trees that are planted are thriving. In the beginning, we had challenges with downpours washing the seedlings away, animals munching on them, and drought taking its toll on the tender seedlings.

Now that we are beyond that fragile stage, we are encouraged and excited for everyone involved. Our trainer Dickson Omandi loves children and inspires them with his enthusiasm for all aspects of sustainable farming methods. He teaches them about the moringa tree uses, encourages them all to take the trees home for their families and distributes more moringa seeds to plant.

We apprecaite your ongoing support and following our project. Those of you who are contributing each month through a subscription, you are helping immensely as the children are able to continue to plant trees and your generosity supports their school tuition through the moringa scholarship fund.

Thank you!

Shana

Shana Greene
Executive Director

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118
206-577-0515

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We are happy to report that the moringa project is expanding in Kunya Village. Dickson Omandi  from Trees for the Future will be facilitating more workshops with the students and community members starting Tuesday, December 11th. Dickson has joined us in helping to troubleshoot and to create a more diverse tree nursery project by adding fruit and fodder trees to the moringa tree nuseries.

While we have had some loss with animals browsing on  trees.in our Maasai partner community, the trees are planted at the school and the Maasai warrier guards will now be on the lookout.

We are excited to see how happy communities are in embracing a project that is so helpful.

Thank you for your support!.

Shana

Shana Greene
Executive Director

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118
206-577-0515

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Hello Friends of the Moringa Project,

First of all, thank you for your generous donations and support since it has been integral to the Moringa Tree Project’s success. The project plays a vital role in creating community growth, increasing knowledge, enabling sustainability. and advancing community independence by empowering women’s cooperatives and reducing malnutrition in children. It truly lives up to its name as the “Miracle Tree”. The money you donate also goes toward supporting scholarships for children attending school through their tending of the trees in the nurseries..

We have introduced the Moringa Tree to more and more surrounding communities, educating them on the immense nutritional values, proper planting methods, water purification capabilities, and environmental benefits. The seeds have been planted and sown by community members and students so the project is naturally spreading..

Students and other community leaders help spread the project by conducting community outreach and trainings in conjunction with women’s and youth groups. The trees are still growing and the care of the moringa trees has provided a few lessons. There was a time when a rain uprooted our seedlings but they were replanted and no one was deterred.

The most important phase is to come with the communities being trained in their ability to independently support and maintain their Moringa Tree plots through increasingly establishing tree nurseries in community health centers, schools and orphan homes and increasing women’s independence and access to a sustainable livelihood. 

Both Village Volunteers and the Lake Victoria Birders Organization participated in and hosted World Environment Day on June 2, 2012 at the Dunga Wetland in Kisumu, Lake Victoria. A total of 600 people attended the event: 18 youth groups, nine women’s groups, and seven NGOs. Activities included an introduction to the Moringa Tree Project, education about natural resources, and a lake clean-up conducted by the Dunga Youth Group. Village Volunteers has signed a one year agreement with the Lake Victoria Birders Organization to spread, support and continue implementing the Moringa Tree Project in low income communities in the surrounding area, thus ensuring that, in the future, the project may be maintained and developed independently by the communities involved. Through this strong partnership, Village Volunteers expects to maintain its work with communities and improve lives.

The Moringa Tree Projects’ long-term continuance is vital. Building the project with a strong foundation and infrastructure is crucial to ensuring its ultimate survival, sustainability, and impact on the communities.

We are continuously grateful for your involvement and contributions since continuing support from donors is essential for securing this strong foundation.  

Best wishes,

Shana

Shana Greene
Executive Director

Village Volunteers
5100 S. Dawson St. Suite 202
Seattle, WA 98118
206-577-0515

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Hello all,

Thank you all for your past donations. We are happy to report that the Moringa Trees are growing and the Environmental Youth Action Corps (EYAC) in the villages continues to plant more seeds to keep up with the demand.

Zepanaiah Ajode, our trainer, is working with the youth as well as schools and women's groups on the cultivation, benefits, and uses of moringa trees. They are all learning how to maintain moringa tree nurseries, powder the leaves for a nutritional supplement for the children in the feeding programs, and how to make oil from the seeds.

We will continue to report as our trees mature and continue to benefit communities in a myriad of ways. We love this project and hope you will continue to support the Moringa Tree Project.

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Best wishes,

Shana Greene - shana@villagevolunteers.org 

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We thank you for helping us become a partner with GlobalGiving. With your overwhelming generosity, we have raised a total of $5,925 to date for the Moringa Tree Project!  The use and sale of the moringa tree fruit, leaves, and pods for food, cooking oil, cattle feed, and bio-fuel will foster the development of micro-enterprises in five villages in Kenya. Your support has made a significant contribution to sustainable economic development and the alleviation of malnutrition in these village communities.

The moringa trees have been planted by the Environmental Youth Action Corps (EYAC) in their nurseries and they are growing quickly.  The trees will soon be transplanted to permanent community orchards, orphan homes and schools. With the funds received we will:

  • Purchase 3,500 moringa tree seedlings from the EYAC nurseries. This amount ($3,500) will be put into the EYAC youths' scholarship funds. 
  • Donate 500 seedlings to Dago Dala Hera Orphan Home.
  • Provide 1,000 seedlings to schools like Suria Aulo Academy run by Namunyak Maasai Welfare. This will ensure that school lunch programs are fortified with the nutrition derived from the leaves and pods of the tree.
  • Grant 2,000 seedlings (the equivalent of five acres of trees) to five women's groups so that they can develop micro-enterprises using the derivatives of the trees.  .
  • Distribute 8 bucket irrigation systems and 8 sets of garden tools to women's cooperatives for their orchards.
  • Build 2 rainwater catchment systems for sustaining orchards and tree nurseries.
  • Grant 4 oil presses to women's groups to engage in pressing the nutritious oil.

Now as we continue this wonderful program’s development as it grows to enrich adjacent communities, we encourage you to share this link with friends and family. If you are able, a recurring donation of even $15 a month will have a great impact on the well being of these village communities. Your contribution is truly appreciated by all involved.

For more information on this project and the work we do, contact me at shana@villagevolunteers.org or call 206-577-0515.

Warmest regards,

Shana

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