Monduli Green (1170468)
What is it?
Monduli Green is a small charity working in an area in Northern Tanzania near the town of Monduli. It started in 2008, informally at first and then later as a registered charity.
Our initial aim was to reforest heavily eroded hillsides near Monduli. We soon realised that providing an easier access to water was a vital prerequisite and an aim in itself.
As we teamed up with schools to develop nurseries and plant trees, it became clear that schools were in great need. They needed water too, and also better sanitation. They also needed infrastructure like better classrooms and solar panels for electricity. Students needed financial support to be able to attend secondary school. One very poor school was in need of a breakfast club.
This year we have teamed up with the permaculture movement and ten local people have been trained in permaculture methods. We are building rooms so that the village on the hill can become a permaculture hub for the area. We need financial support to build a fence around the permaculture work and training area.
We are first and foremost an environmental charity because erosion continues and climate change now means the annual rainy seasons are extremely unreliable - the rain can be absent totally or it be too heavy or at the wrong time; thus, it is imperative to build more resilience into the land and the food production systems. However, it is impossible to disentangle environmental degradation from all other facets of poverty and so our charity’s overall aim is the alleviation of poverty.
Achievements so far:
· One permanent tree nursery and one school tree nursery established; trees are given away free to local people. Thousands of trees have been planted. The environment around the villages and schools is improving.
· A 10km water pipe brought water to the village on the hill (Kijijini). Water harvesting systems (piping and drainage from rooves) have been set up – including two large concrete water tanks in the village, many heavy plastic SIM tanks and 5 concrete water tanks in schools.
· Many classrooms have been renovated in two primary schools and one secondary school. Toilets have been built in one primary school. A breakfast club has been established in one primary school.
· About 100 students have been sponsored through secondary school so far. Of these students two have now been admitted to university, four are in sixth form and two are in further education.
· This year twelve local people trained in permaculture methods and a permaculture hub has been set up in the village on the hill.
Each purchased Blue Ocean jumper provides much needed financial aid to support our partner charity - Monduli Green.
Monduli Green is an environmental charity. Erosion continues and climate change now means the annual rainy seasons are extremely unreliable - the rain can be absent totally or it be too heavy or at the wrong time; thus, it is imperative to build more resilience into the land and the food production systems. However, it is impossible to disentangle environmental degradation from all other facets of poverty and so our charity’s overall aim is the alleviation of poverty.
Our goal this year is to raise £2,500.00 to build fences to protect the water pipes built last year. Who thought goats could be your main problem!
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- Victoria Gallagher, Director of Woodlands