Faulu Production have partnered with Kenyan CBO Permaculture For Sustainable Communities and introduced Permaculture to refugees and funded the setting up of an initial test garden plot, then the expansion to a larger site. Our aim is to “green” as much of the refugee camp as we can, while ensuring the project is owned by the local refugee team and can sustain itself without the need for ongoing day to day financial support.
In August 2018 we set up our first permaculture garden plot with a team of 40 adult and 20 children refugees (with many more wanting to join). We collected compost, neem tree leaves, plastic bottles and other recycled materials from around the camp and have successfully built a soil to sustain healthy crops. Our plants were growing just 3 weeks after receiving our plot of sand.
Video Overview of Test Plot -
Our aim is to support this project and expand it to other areas of the camp so that people can not only grow healthy fresh food for their families but also set up side businesses related to the project.
The project is expected to be self funding (from sale of excess produce and associated businesses) within 12 months, allowing us to expand and invite additional refugees to join.
Our main costs are hardware (tools, fencing, pumps etc) and education. No-one currently earns a wage in the project which creates financial stress for participants who work full time on the project.
100% of donated money goes directly to the refugee team to expand the project.
Project deliverables & proposed project activities
- Education and skills (Practical and Theoretical)
- Garden Tools
- Water Sources (wells/bores)
- General living items (shoes, clothing, mattresses)
- Animals (poultry)
- Seeds & plants
- Pump & Irrigation
- Solar Power
- Hope, Purpose & Well-being