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
Jan 26, 2017

Nutrition for Children with Sickle Cell Anemia

Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your past donation for moninga trees. Moringa trees are a great investment in the future for impoverished communities. We've planted thousands of trees in many of the areas we work in Kenya and Ghana but we've also found that it does not grow everywhere. Where it does grow, its thriving so we are indeed always happy to report on the importance and health benefits of children with malnutrition getting the nutrition they so badly need.

Our initiative to help children with Sickle Cell Anemia, a devastating and painful endemic in Sub Sahara Africa, has led us to plant moringa trees in regions where there is a large population of children suffering from the disease. Sickle Cel Anemia is the cause of the highest rate of childhood mortality and the children usually suffer from malnutrition as do their siblings. While there is no cure, keeping children out of crisis is a matter of health interventions like good nutrition, clean water and breathing exercises.

We work with many students and professionals who are helping us create curriculum to educate communities who had considered it a curse on their families. Sickle Cell Anemia takes its toll on families as its expensive to keep a child alive who may need blood transfusions.  The protein and other nutrients required are hard to come by and this puts a  strain on families who are poor and cannot afford adequate protein. All the children of a family suffers as poverty is a cruel cycle of difficulties. Moringa has the highest plant protein rate that is higher than soybean meal. 

We are so pleased that our moringa trees are growing and the families have access to the trees that were planted. We still need help to buy the powdered leaves from our women's groups to send to other villages where the children are malnourished.  

The moringa tree project is making a difference and it just keeps growing!

Shana

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