Green World Campaign in Bahakwenu Kenya

38° 38' 19.7484" N, 86° 34' 20.1576" E
Morgan Richards talking about oil pressing
Morgan Richards along with Red Cross Kwale talking about oil pressing to a group in Bahakwenu

Planting session

Green World Campaign has continued to make strides and change lives in Kenya. Today our office staff got a chance to visit a new addition to our sites in Kenya called Bahakwenu. The area has face severe drought and has recently been targeted by the Red Cross as a site facing acute food security issues. Green World Campaign was asked in 2012 to assist in rehabilitating the area and with a huge amount of community support.

A GWC school group.

With the assistance of Green World Campaign this area has planted over 15,000 trees, and now has a nursery of over 30,000 seedlings. They are also growing alo-vera and inter-cropping traditional vegetables and trees like Moringa Olifera. Hope are very high that the community will be able to re-green their landscape and bring back the beautiful forests that were once there. A key part in GWC's goal in the area is agroforesty methods to plant food trees around other crops such as casava, in order to create more food sources and stabilize the soils in the area. 

We were happy to come during a cultural event that had most of the community dancing to drums and marimba. By restoring their environment we hope to help these cultures to continue and thrive. We were also able to visit one of the schools in the area where Green World Campaign has been providing training and materials for nurseries. GWC has now worked in over 100 schools in Kenya and is continuing to branch out when funds are available. We're happy to have planted over 32,000 trees so far this year that are growing and healthy and hope to see that number continue to grow and grow.