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Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree (Kenya)

Kenya

Titre : Combat Malnutrition with the Moringa Tree (Kenya)

Pays : Kenya

Date : Date non précisée

Contexte
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.

Présentation
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.

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.

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.

Porteur projet : Village Volunteers

Budget : €28,348

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