Moringa Oleifera for the rural areas of Sudan

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Moringa Oleifera for the rural areas of Sudan

Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Setting an example of shifting the poor societies to eradicate poverty.
Encouraging the communities to take the initiative to create an attitude to take responsibility for the success of their project.
Focusing the community's vision and the potential for making that vision a reality.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Fundings: The main problem is reaching the different destinations of the rural communities. The vast area of the country consumes much of the instructor's time. As it is early to generate monies to meet the instructor's overheads, most of the presentations were made voluntarily and at the minimal costs. Presentation materials: Visual aids and printing literature.
About You
Section 1: About You
First Name


Last Name

Ahmed Omer


L2i Consultants -Bureau de lesion Soudanais

Section 2: About Your Organization
Organization Name


Organization Phone


Organization Address

11 Clement Marical, 76600 Le Havre France

Organization Country
Your idea
Country your work focuses on
Website URL
What makes your idea unique?

Agriculture and plantation is a normal phenomenal issue at rural areas and community members will not find any difficulties in implementing an additional plant to their scope of work.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

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.

How many people will your project serve annually?

More than 10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?


What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

In what country?
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

If yes, provide organization name.

Gentle Care

How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses?


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government?


Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

A non-monetary partnership with the international specialized aid providers (such as the WFP) would benefit the project as such organization are already seeking solutions for providing essential nutritional support to rural communities.
When we approached them they informed us that they need direct and specific instructions from their head office in Rome. The can not decide by themselves as it needs budgetary and administrative efforts.
They would help us in spreading the information by allowing us to introduce the issue through their working staff at the different locations.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization?

Funding of overheads (instructors), presentation materials and mobilization.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

It was the miserable stage of the rural areas of Sudan and meeting with the Chief Editor of the Advocate Newspaper, in August 19/2008. Reviewing the state of the Southern Sudan's communities and how to extend a helping hand to them. As an editor of a largely distributed newspaper, he published for free more than 20 articles addressing the plantation of the Moringa Tree.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

The entire societies of the rural areas in Sudan are in a poor situation and they have no means to fight malnutrition among their communities. They could use anything that could be accessed within their limited incomes. The plantation would provide them with the necessary requirements and at cost free.

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