Green Shimoni Initiative is a non-profit and non-governmental organization in Kenya, founded by Kenyan Robert and his German wife Miriam.
The organization is running a tree nursery, a seminar centre and enviromental school clubs. The nursery grows sustainably various tree species, which will grow well under the conditions of the local climate. The seedlings grown from these trees will then be distributed free of charge to the small-scale farmers of the region.
Give a tree in Kenya your name and help it and the people of Shimoni thrive,
- For a donation of 10,00 Euro we plant a casuarina or eucalyptus tree in your name.
- For an amount of 20,00 Euro we plant your fruit tree of yur choice (e.g. mango, passion fruit, orange or papaya tree).
When planting, we will provide your tree with a small beautiful sign, which will grow with the tree and mark it as yours. You will also receive a certificate from the Kenya Forest Service, which will carry out and evaluate the projects together with us.
Your donation will be used as followed:
- €3,00 for the actual tree of your choice (labour, digging, planting, watering)
- €3,50 for our projects (school clubs and environmental seminars)
- €3,50 for free trees to be planted in the area of Shimoni within the next rainy season
Our tree planting project takes place in Shimoni, a region on the southern coast of Kenya. The area is characterized by agriculture and fishing. Apart from seasonal tourism, this is the main income of the inhabitants, who usually live on no more than one euro a day.
Unfortunately, the small farmers, who produce food for their own families and for trade on a small scale, face great challenges in recent years due to climate change.
The farmers, who have always been dependent on only two rainy seasons a year, now suffer from the fact that the rainy seasons are no longer predictable. They can no longer rely on the fact that the formerly safe rainy season from March to May, which occures now mostly later, shorter and more unsteady. In addition, the region suffers from higher temperatures, less rainfall and stronger winds as a result of the loss of fertile soil that can be used sustainably for agriculture.
Farmers are struggling to decide when to plant their seeds. The farmers suffer mismanagement, losses of harvest and profit, and therefore their minimum salary to support the family and survive.
Green Shimoni Initiative wants to ensure, that the region benefits from the positive effects of our planted trees. Trees will strengthen the soil, store water in its roots, provide shade and complement sustainable agriculture.
Become part of our project to protect the environment and stop climate change!