Masana village is situated along the foots of maragoli hills in Vihiga County, few kilometers to kakamega forest and also other tourism sites and destinations along lake victoria (one day excursion) making it ideal for tourism and other leisure activities such has mountain climbing , hiking , nature trailing and walks on maragoli hills.These area has a population of up to about 150000 or more people. Since 2002 the area has been characterized by perennial famine with the first which was nicknamed "Esaba Ilara" meaning wash your hands we eat". by the inhabitants. Due to poor farming practices and improper environmental conservation , there is high rise of mortality rate among st the youth living in Masana , some engaging in crime and criminal activities to sustain their families while others lose self-esteem due to factors like un-employment , lack of adequate education and opportunities. Help champion Green farm in Masana project ought to ease community access of animal feed and crop production through self-sustainable activities and processes with the overall goal of championing Green farming and Sustainability, powered by biogas while turning animal droppings and leaves from plants to fertilizer and feeds. Creating job opportunities in environmental conservation programs and also promoting tourism in the area.
Change is a collective responsibility, adapting to new trends and technologies that adhere to good environmental conservation for sustainable food production is the only way to go in Masana.
At the moment the project has secured 1/2 acre parcel of land where it wants to construct a community "Open learning Environmental Conservation and Tourism promotion Ecco campsite" with the purpose of using the site to offer extension services to the local farmers such as breeding and AI services , veterinary services , livestock feeds ,markets for raw farms produce , funding and financial supports for viable community programs and initiatives supporting vulnerable children , women and youth, creating cheap accommodation cottages for volunteers , tourists and interns visiting the community. working with community in water conservation and recycling programs on river Angoya , makima and madegwa . Creating demonstration farms to boost food production in the area.
The first phase of the project is geared to start as soon as the fundraising campaign realise Euro 7000 that will depend on your generous contribution and donation. The Amount will be spent as follows
Fencing : 450 Euros
Gates : 300 Euros 2 gates (entrance and exit)
Security guards cottages : 400 Euros 2 hses
Pit-latrines & washrooms : 600 Euros 4 latrines and washrooms
Water tanks : 1300 Euros 2 (10,000 litres) each cost 650 Euros
Gazebo : 1000 Euros 4 Gazebo each 250 Euros .
Up-keep and maintenance : 550 Euros (gardener , security ,centre caretaker allowance 6 months)
Solar energy power panels : 1500 Euros 10 panels , energy saving batteries and installations.
Green Houses : 1000 Euros 4 Green houses each cost 250 Euros