Improved diet, improved health and improved finances

In June 2013 we turned the scrub land around our new office in Babati into a demonstration garden - an active learning experience for community members and their children, showing what organic fruit and vegetable gardening methods can achieve in a very small space. Having received so many requests for assistance from impressed passers - by, we have developed this project to replicate our success and create other edible gardens across Babati.

Family incomes are low, frequently less than 80 pence per day. This leads to a daily conflict for competing priorities. Food, fuelwood, medical costs, clothing, medicines, community levies, schooling costs, house repairs, vet fees……. it can be a hopeless situation where each decision has harmful repercussions.

The goal of our Edible Gardens Project is reduce the pressure on the family purse by reducing spending on food which could otherwise be grown and creating a new income source for the family through the sale of surplus crops. At the same time, this project has the potential to improve the health and well-being of urban and suburban families in Babati, by increasing the levels of fruit and vegetables consumed daily and most importantly by developing the awareness of the link between diet and good health, and in particular the need for adequate nutrition for correct development in the womb and during the early years of life. 

Knowledge and skills are all that stand between the status quo and an improved life. With your support we can offer that training for just £74 a household 

It is grass roots projects like this that bring about positive sustainable change within the household environment that are the ground rock of future development. By supporting projects like this you are supporting change that relies of self help. Please donate to keep our work alive.

3 households have been selected to learn how to transform their gardens into edible gardens. The people receiving the training are: Hadija Jumane, Mwahamisi Husseini and Mwasiti Bakari.