At the slopes of mount Kilimanjaro, lies a village in kikelelwa which is in Kilimanjaro province in the people’s republic of Tanzania. Barely a year before the arrival of matanyok organization a nonprofit organization the people were depending on individuals to raise tree seedling for the environment and also from government tree seedlings centers.
With recent lack of rain and global warming increase in the whole world and more so parts of east Africa turning into a desert, we as the matanyok together with our coo partner treedom company srl. And funded ministry of foreign affairs of the Italian government decided to impact the community positively by producing and raising tree seedlings which are beneficial to the over 3000 house holds in Tarakea Rombo area.
With a theme of turning the earth green again we have planted to every households over 100 tree seedlings in the homesteads in an agro forest way so as it can change the status of every households in years to come.
Our team led by team which has been working tireless to make sure the projects has been a successful one has achieved numerous support both from the locals and the government administrator in the region which has praised our efforts of impacting and educating the community on importance of planting and conserving the environment while getting economical gain.
Alais Lenana Momoi who is the director of the organization has been on the frontline in championing the project to be a successful one, besides being on the grounds daily he helps the farmers on best to take care of tree seedlings both at the nursery level and also at the homes while they are being transferred from the seedlings.
Mr lenana who is also the county coordinator for Africa NGOs forum has an able team which are well conversant with the community of the area and also who helps them in accessing homes and advising the farms whenever they are required.
The organization has also impacted the community by providing civic education for beekeeping. Due to the fact that the area has a good environment for bee keeping more families can now earn an extra coin with little space they have due to presence of flowers which are throughout the years.
Among the trees seedling which the matanyok is raising are; lemon trees, oranges trees seedlings, paw paws and grafted hass avocados trees seedlings which after raising from the tree nursery the locals are being given for free then the field officers are making follow ups on how the progress of the trees are going at the homes of the villagers.
Mr Justin Moshi a tree nursery experts for over 2 decades is every day on the nursery to make sure that the organization is raising disease free trees and also makes follows up to homes together with Mr Paul LOSOTUA and answer the questions from the locals.
Over 100 tree seedlings have been planted by the villagers with the aide of the matonyok team and also weekly and monthly civic educations has been conducted both at trees centers and at the rurals homes of villages with experts from the same field of crop husbandry both from the government and other from leading institutions in the neighboring country of Kenya and here in Tanzania.
Frueits at our tree nursery in kikelwa.
Residents in a community public participation.