Ali (Ghana): How I made money planting Moringa trees
Ali Abdul Salam and his spouse are maize and rice farmers in central Ghana. They lengthy sought to broaden their farm, however till they had been approached by MoringaJoin they lacked the funding to take action.
MoringaJoin is a social enterprise that helps Ghanaian farmers out of poverty by supporting them to develop Moringa trees.
Known domestically as ‘the Miracle Tree’, the drought-resistant Moringa produces seeds which are wealthy in anti-oxidant oils and leaves which have extra vitamin A than carrots, extra protein than eggs, extra calcium than milk and extra iron than spinach.
MoringaJoin’s founders, Kwami Williams and Emily Cunningham, have developed a line of Moringa-based oils, infusions and meals that they course of and promote by means of a world gross sales community.
They assist farmers resembling Ali by providing them the coaching, financing and help they should begin Moringa farms together with a assured marketplace for their merchandise. They’ve labored with about 1,500 farmers throughout Ghana, serving to to extend their incomes by as a lot as 1,000 per cent. As Ali says, ‘cultivating Moringa is very lucrative if you do it properly.’
MoringaJoin is now prepared to assist farmers in different African nations. To assist it and different social enterprises improve their social affect, the British Council has introduced collectively two organisations – Growth Mosaic in Ghana and Investing for Good within the UK – to co-develop an funding fund to finance MoringaJoin and different social enterprises in Ghana.
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