What impact have you had?
A couple of prominent specialized local universities had accepted the idea and a demonstration farm has been established at one of them, for animal fodder. The other university which is specialized in nutritional issues has satisfied their studies from the existing plantation site of the company (10,000 mature trees).
Physically visited various rural areas over a period of 02 years and introduced the plantation issue to local governmental bodies.
Been to the Southern region of Sudan where a 20 years of war took place for a couple of times and met members of the authorities who welcomed the notion and asked to present it to their communities. The lack of financial resources stranded the action.
1. Thousands of families will benefiting from the plantation of "Moringa Trees" once they get the access to the basic information.
2. Most of the poor families will support their own nutritional diets at their arm reach and at no cost.
3. The poor community members will have a powerful tool to fight and eradicate malnutrition among their young and adult members.
4. The action will enable the rural area's members to participate actively and positively in generating income for their societies.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
1. The first year will be for passing the information and distribution of seeds and seedlings. The lecturing will be held at large concentration areas as the Moringa Tree gets to the mature situation in 08 eight months.
2. The second year will be monitoring the development of the trees, taking care of them and monitoring the consumption.
3. The third year will be for passing the commercial opportunities for the produce of the Moringa Tree's bi-products.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
The problem is reaching the vast areas of the country (travel expenses, overheads for the instructors' and the costs of presentation materials). Spreading the information is the backbone of the project and that costs money. The last two trips to the Southern part of Sudan drained our personal resources as, we spent around US$6000.