Updates from Kangemi Slum Project

Updates from Jesse De Boer

After the rains we are back to supplementing the diet of 147 children three times a week. Leafy greens added to their lunch of Githeri.

Above: Polyculture beds including a mix of commercial crops: cabbage, spinach, tomatoes and indigenous species including: Sagaa, Mchicha and Kunde.

 Above: A team of boys in form 3, 4 & 6,  eating sugarcane that was grown from root 'scraps' donated by neighboring kiosks.  The boys were 'given' a tree in the food forest to care for and many offered their help maintaining the gardens. The majority of them are the children of the parents on our working team who received basic permaculture training at the beginning of the project.

Above: A team of boys in form 3, 4 & 6,  eating sugarcane that was grown from root 'scraps' donated by neighboring kiosks.

The boys were 'given' a tree in the food forest to care for and many offered their help maintaining the gardens. The majority of them are the children of the parents on our working team who received basic permaculture training at the beginning of the project.

 Above: Our Kangemi parent work team holding a cheque for 100,000/- from a fundraising race held in Tigoni last October. The funds were used to purchase seed, grafted seedlings boleya (manure) and new tools.

Above: Our Kangemi parent work team holding a cheque for 100,000/- from a fundraising race held in Tigoni last October. The funds were used to purchase seed, grafted seedlings boleya (manure) and new tools.

 Above: Indigenous 'purple' amaranth

Above: Indigenous 'purple' amaranth

 Above: Moringa tree with student name

Above: Moringa tree with student name

 Above: Mass sweet potato production - we harvested 50 kg's of the buggers

Above: Mass sweet potato production - we harvested 50 kg's of the buggers

 Above: Tomatoes in the greenhouse being tied up with leftover scraps from a hessian factory located close by

Above: Tomatoes in the greenhouse being tied up with leftover scraps from a hessian factory located close by

 Above: Polyculture dream! Including tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, amaranth, maize, sweet potato, pumpkin, kunde, and red kidney bean

Above: Polyculture dream! Including tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, amaranth, maize, sweet potato, pumpkin, kunde, and red kidney bean

 Above: Polyculture dream! Including tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, amaranth, maize, sweet potato, pumpkin, kunde, and red kidney bean

Above: Polyculture dream! Including tomatoes, spinach, cabbage, amaranth, maize, sweet potato, pumpkin, kunde, and red kidney bean