In our garden in Kenya we grow vegetables that we distribute for free to the poorest of the poor. We need a net to protect our plants from animals and sun as well as water gutters to increase our yield and be able to provide even more help.
We run a vegetable garden in Limuru (Kenya). At the beginning of the Corona crisis, we started the project in Kenya to help people who lost their jobs due to Corona and could no longer support themselves on their own. Even though the direct consequences of the pandemic in Kenya seem to have been overcome for the moment, many families still need support. The vegetables grown are distributed free of charge to the poorest of the poor. At the moment, 15 families can be fed through the garden.
Our local project manager not only grows the vegetables for the needy, but he also trains the people in vegetable cultivation. Many villagers now additionally grow small amounts of vegetables for themselves.
What is the funded money used for?
The project was made possible by donations that we have already collected. Most recently, we were able to finance a water tank. This has increased the yield of the garden many times over.
In order to be able to help even more families, we now need another 500€. With this relatively small amount we can
- protect our plants from birds, grasshoppers and sunlight
- install water gutters
- plant more vegetables and berries
The protective netting will keep animals away from the plants and mitigate the strong sunlight. At the moment we lose up to 40% of our harvest due to animal infestation. With a net we can increase the help for the people significantly.
Water gutters will allow us to continuously direct the rainwater collected in the tank to the plants, ensuring optimal irrigation and plant growth. This will again increase the yield.
By planting more plants we can increase the variation of vegetables and berries offered. This will enable us to provide a continuous supply throughout the year and a more balanced diet for the aid recipients.
We need another 50€ to cover the costs of this fundraiser. The use of this platform is free of charge for us. However, the costs of operation have to be covered. Our total funding requirement is therefore 550€.
If the fundraising goal of 550€ is exceeded, then half of the additional money will be used for further purchases for the vegetable garden (equipment, building materials, etc.) and half will be used for the social clean-up project. The social clean-up project helps the same people in the community to generate a small income by collecting garbage from the surrounding rivers.
We kindly ask for a small donation so that we can help the people who need our help.
Why is the project an EcoCrowd project?
With this project, we enable the community in Limuru to meet part of their food needs themselves, independent of market prices and economic turmoil.
The vegetables are grown locally without chemical fertilizers. This protects the soil and animals. The garden is easier to protect against locusts and other pests than the farmers’ large fields. The members of the community are involved in the cultivation. This creates a multiplier effect. Families can then begin to grow additional vegetables on a small scale for their own use.
The project therefore offers sustainable help for self-help.
Tell us something about yourself.
Isumael Isaac Ndungu is a pastor from Limuru. He is doing his best to help the needy people in his village. In addition to the vegetable cultivation project, he is also involved in the association Sana Mare e.V. as a clean-up coordinator. Together with the needy people he collects garbage from the rivers of the region. This enables people to generate a small income.
Lucas Schmitz is a friend of Isumael. He takes care of the support of the project and of public relations. Lucas is the founder and chairman of Sana Mare e.V. The association helps needy people in Africa and Asia through the social clean-up project. Through this project the friendship and trustful cooperation between Lucas and Isuamel has been established.
We kindly ask for a small donation so that we can help the people in Limuru even better.
Thank you very much
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