Supporting JTen Permaculture Project - Kenya

by Transition Marlborough in Marlborough, England, United Kingdom

Supporting JTen Permaculture Project - Kenya

£770

 
Gift Aid
+ est. £158.75
£500 stretch target 19 days left
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This project will only be funded if at least £250 is pledged by 7th February 2021 at 6:46pm

This permaculture project in Kenya supports 62 women & children, all orphaned or widowed by HIV, who are facing enormous challenges.

by Transition Marlborough in Marlborough, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

With £250 we can help the people in JTen village project achieve one their goals. With £500 we can help them be well on the way to achieving two if not all of them.  

Thank you for your generosity! 


Update - January 12th - We've already exceeded the initial funding target so we're going for £1000 now to help JTen achieve ALL their current projects and meet  some pressing needs that have arisen due to Covid.

 JTen village project was established in 2016 in Kawiya village near Lake Victoria in Kenya. Established by a group of 10 people, it now supports 62 women and children who have been orphaned or widowed due to HIV and bases its activities in permaculture design and practice. 

The JTen mission is to promote community action to reduce the multiple impacts of poverty in the local community and increase social status and income to sustain the children and women they care for. Through training and practice in gardening techniques JTen promotes family life education in small-scale agricultural production, agribusiness and agriculture value chain development and environmental conservation for sustainability and regeneration.

The community is using permaculture practices to grow and raise abundant and nutritious food, teach regenerative growing and improve the prospects of the community by raising income and improving health. There are diverse fruit and vegetable areas, a fish pond, chickens, bees and one dairy cow and they have ambitious plans to improve facilities and buildings to keep improving the lives and prospects of the women and children they support. 

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Their greatest challenges are reliable sources of enough clean water, poor sanitation and extremes of weather including both local flooding and drought which leads to food insecurity. They are seeking to launch a community water project for the wider community of 5000 people with a borehole and water tanks for rainwater. 

The foundations for a second water tank were created in December and funds are now needed to put the tank and pipes in place to capture precious rainwater. 

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JTen Village Project has been greatly affected by Covid-19, both directly through illness and death, and indirectly through its devastating impact on local economies through the collapse of the tourism industry. This fundraiser will support JTen to achieve three key goals:

  • provision of  core staple foods of rice and beans for the next 2-3 months
  • equipment and supplies for the community water project
  • books & uniforms to enable the children to attend school.  

We are supporting this project because, as part of the global Transition Network, we also teach and practice permaculture here in the UK and wanted to make a connection with, and a difference in the lives of, our fellow practitioners living in very different circumstances. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£1 or more

Any amount from £1

This reward has no material value - it is simple our huge gratitude to you for making a donation of any size and the joy that comes from knowing that you made a lot of people smile :-)

£15 or more

1 of 50 claimed

Thank you for donating £15

We'll send you a packet of UK provenance wildflower seed. If you plant them this Spring, you'll help improve pollinator habitat by this Summer.

£30 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Thank you for donating £30

For a just a few more beans, we'll send you A BIGGER packet of UK provenence wildflower seed :-) (enough for 8-10sq metres)

£60 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Thank you for donating £60

We're offering a limited number of places on a 3-hour online introduction to the ethics, principles and design tools of permaculture, with a reading list and recommendations for further learning. Whether permaculture, for you, is a complete unknown, seems a bit weird, is somewhat intriguing, or something you'd like a refresher on, this engaging session will (we reckon) 'float your boat'.

Let's make 'Supporting JTen Permaculture Project - Kenya' happen

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