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Project Director Angella Marcel with a Moringa plant
Project Director Angella Marcel with a Moringa plant
Students watering Moringa plants at Nadosoito Primary School
Students watering Moringa plants at Nadosoito Primary School

Since it’s birth, Terrawatu has worked with local communities to educate about environmental conservation, the importance of reforestation and cultivation of plants for both medicinal and nutritional purposes. The Mkonoo Women’s Collective has had a tree-planting network for over 16 years and visitors to their village can see the results of their efforts in the re-forested lands.

A new collaboration has formed with JSFoundation to introduce the cultivation and processing of Moringa into these same communities. The Moringa tree (Moringa oleifera), or so-called miracle tree, is one of those plants that provides people, animals and the earth with multiple gifts. Among its multiple uses are:

  • improves malnutrition
  • medicinal qualities, builds up immune system
  • enhances milk production in cattle & pregnant women
  • used as animal fodder
  • tackles soil erosion and provides shade

Processed into oil, soap, tea leaves, powder and more, Moringa cultivation and production can help improve the livelihoods of people in communities in Tanzania and around the world.

Cultivation has begun at Nadosoito Primary School and Mkonoo Women’s Network. Once the plants have been established, some will be moved to Kibowa Orphan’s Centre.

Go to our Giving Page to help support the Moringa cultivation project.