With our grassroots partner, IPI, we will deliver a borehole and food forest using regenerative farming in the village of Njuruta, Kenya, to tackle the effects of climate change and food poverty. This will sustainably increase food sovereignty and clean water for 10,000 people and 2 local schools.
Kenya has a high level of food poverty, water shortage, and increasing environmental degradation due to climate change. Njuruta village is in Meru County, a semi-arid area of Kenya with 10,000 community members and two local schools, with very little water or food production. Though the land is fertile, they only get one short rainy season each year which inhibits crop growth and limits food production, which in turn impacts the health and wellbeing of all its community members.
We will grow a 5-acre food forest in Njuruta using regenerative agriculture, to improve biodiversity and create a natural space that captures carbon, stabilises soil erosion and creates healthy soil. This low-maintenance, sustainable method of farming will produce high crop yields, increasing food sovereignty for the Njuruta community. By providing a bore-hole, water tanks, and WASH training, we will also improve hygiene and access to clean water for the community and two local schools.