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
Oct 26, 2016

Students Rally to Support Moringa Project

Seeds sent to the Village Volunteers office
Seeds sent to the Village Volunteers office

Dear friends,

It was a wonderful surprise when over a year ago, Char Geletka, a Director of the Center for Gifted & Talented Youth in Florida contacted us about how her students were interested in our moringa project because of the value to communities with serious malnutrition.

One of her students was particularly keen in finding us seed to be able to set up moringa nurseries in more communities in Africa and Asia. The heart that went in to calling growers and finding seeds to plant resulted in the group sending us a bag of seeds that they got from their donations. That bag of seeds went to Northern Ghana where they were planted in areas of extreme poverty.
Seeds from the same batch of seeds the students sent to us were planted in Florida at some of their homes. Surprisingly since moringa only seems to do well in very hot humid areas of the world and do poorly when the temperature drops, did well enough to provide us with a big bag of seeds this year to send to Kenya. 
The bag will be sent to Raphine Muga who manages our moringa projects in Kenya for families with children with Sickle Cell Anemia. Sickle Cell Disease results in the highest childhood mortality rate in Sub Saharan Africa where the poorest families cannot provide the nutrition that is required to keep their children strong.
When corn is a staple and often all that is provided,  powdered moringa at even low quantities, can provides nutrition to young children with Sickle Cell Anemia. Morings is also provided to the very youngest children to combat malnutrition - a condition that is chronic when not caught early resulting in stunted growth and intellectual capacity. 
We ask that you continue to help us by donating or doing a subscription se we can set up new programs, training for mothers in the planting, care and harvesting of moringa and the powdering and use of the dried leaves.
Thank you!
Shana
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