BackgroundWhole Tree recently met Samuel Orenda and was introduced to the permaculture work he's doing in his hometown of Homa Bay, Kenya. When we reached out asking how we could support he replied "with the farming project that I am doing the challenge is water, just like now we are having severe drought, I am in need of a tank that would help me store water for my farm project, if you can help me out to get a water tank, I will really appreciate. I have to travel to a distance of 5 kilometres to get water for my farm. And when I have a water tank, it will help store rainwater that can be used in the farm during dry seasons like now. Thanks."
How we plan to use the contributions?
We are hoping to raise more than $800 to support this need for a large rainwater cistern on Samuel's Farm.
My name is Samuel Otieno Orenda, I am the elder son in our family of two brothers and two sisters. We live in Western Kenya. I am a community permaculture leader and my mission is to bring permaculture fully to my community since we are a community of small farmers facing changing weather patterns, low investments and relative isolation. I started farming in the year 2014 and I have joined permaculture training that was hosted in our County of Homa Bay. My farming project helps provide food from my farm to the community. Apart from working in my farm project every day, I always walk to the villages to teach the families on how to grow healthy food for their families. Permaculture teaches how to learn from nature to build resilient systems that are more than sustainable: they generate degraded lands and help build community. These are exactly the kind of help we need in Africa. My aim is to create a beacon of hope , inspiration and learning for our people in Kenya and around the world.
Thank you for considering supporting this project!
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