Aloe vera FARMING

Aloe vera FARMING

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This project will involve aloe vera farming in arid and semi arid zones in Kenya. The products thereof will be sold to aloevera-products-manufacturers such as GNLD and Forever Living Products. In establishment there will be local industries benefiting Kenyans and the world at large.

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What stage is your project in?

Idea phase

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?


Describe your idea in fewer than 50 words.

This project will involve aloe vera farming in arid and semi arid zones in Kenya. The products thereof will be sold to aloevera-products-manufacturers such as GNLD and Forever Living Products. In establishment there will be local industries benefiting Kenyans and the world at large.

What makes your idea unique?

Lack of development in rural areas has been caused by alot of agents, lack of rainfall being one of them. The agents produce disasterous 'fruits', the fruits become the causative agents and the cycle like a metamorphosis goes on! For example, CORRUPTION- leads to people cutting trees recklessly, this leads to deforestaion, lack of rainfall follows, giving birth to hunger, which leads peolple to involve in corruption to get a livelihood and the cycle continues. When I look for a solution to a problem I look for a long term and immediate SOLUTION. It is in this line of thinking that I find Aloe vera farming very important and unique. We cannot keep on producing maize without success. MAXIMIZING WHAT WE HAVE IS VERY IMPORTANT-THE BASIS OF SPECIALIZATION. The project will solve numerous problems: poverty, corruption, illetracy, drug addiction, the list is endless.

What is your area of work? (Please check as many as apply.)

Children & Youth , Behavioral issues , Boys' development , Child care , Child protection , Early childhood development , Education , Education reform , Girls' development , Mentorship , Play , Youth development , Youth leadership , Development & Prosperity , Adult education , Community development , Conscious consumerism , Consumer protection , Corporate social responsibility , Economic development , Employment , Energy , Fair trade , Financial services and markets , Food security , Fundraising , Globalization , Housing , Income generation , Information technology , Infrastructure , Marketing , Mentorship , Networking , Philanthropy , Poverty alleviation , Rural development , Scholarships and grants , Social Enterprise , Sustainable development , Technology , Trade , Transportation , Travel and tourism , Urban development , Environment & Sustainability , Biodiversity , Conservation , Energy conservation , Environmental justice , Sustainable agriculture , Sustainable design , Waste and recycling , Wildlife conservation , Health & Fitness , Aging , Disability , Food , Health care , Health education , HIV/AIDS , Infant mortality , Mental health , Recreation , Reproductive and maternal health , Sanitation , Sexuality , Sports , Wellness , Human Rights & Peace , Civil rights , Conflict resolution , Crime prevention , Criminal justice , Disability rights , Food security , Gender equity , Land rights , Mediation , Men's issues , Racial equality , Security , Tolerance , Vulnerable populations , Women's issues , Public Participation & Engagement , Citizen participation , Cultural preservation , Democracy and voting , Disaster relief and crisis management , Ethics , Intergenerational relations , Journalism , Law , Media , Men's Issues , Mentoring , Public policy , Social work , Spirituality , Sports , Transparency , Volunteerism , Women's Issues , Youth leadership.

What impact have you had?

I have a deformed left feet, 'non-disabled children' with whom I have schooled thought disability is inability, I have proved them wrong by making to the one of the recognized careers world wide-law by emerging the best candidate in every insitution of learning so far, records not broken yet. This shows it does not matter what your health or wealth status is to bring about change. I am the first orphaned law female student in my area and many girls want to be like 'Mwende' 'if she made it we too can make it where she is now no matter what.' This aloe vera project will move masses too.

Describe the primary problem(s) that your project is addressing.

The problems which my project will address include: POVERTY(This in my view is the root of all problems the world is facing today-illetacy, corruption, drug addicion, HIV/AIDS... The returns from selling of the aloe vera plant and products will alleviate poverty. Secondly, the industries will create direct and indirect employment, e.g. chemical engineers, network marketers. ILLETRACY( Lack of school fees has led to a lot of medics, lawyers, changemakers, name them to lie in the graves. This project will bury all that. Corruption will end since there is source of income. HIV/AIDS pandemic spreading will seize since drug addiction brought about by lack of work/employment will brought to a halt.

Describe the steps that your organization is taking to make your project successful.

This is actually a new idea especially in Kenya. There has been initializing efforts in some parts of the country, but not on a large scale. This has been evidenced by stories covered by media houses that people are dying of hunger, it has not has had the impact which it has to come with. People in the arid and semi-arid areas are lamenting 'hunger' yet they have the potential to change their status quo and that of the world at large. Mine is an idea project to effect this in-the-early-stages program to reach marginalized groups especially in Ukambani where it has not started yet. I am from this region, believe me, 'once bitten twice shine!'.

What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Success in Year 1:

First people have to be educated on the importance of this project because it is very easy for them to say their 'idle' land is beng taken from them. Secondly, due to frustration, hungry people have thinking the world is unfair especially their leaders, it is of great impact if they were made aware of the 'it begins with you' principle. Provision of inputs, machinery, aloe vera farming education and all ingredients that produce 'success' is very material. Laying rules and regulations governing their farming and ensuring their rights are inco-oporated in an Act of Parliament.

Success in Year 2:

,By this time they will be harvesting their first fruits. It is important that there are ways of marketing their harvest i.e linking them with international market such as GNLD International, Forever Living Products, so that they can establish themselves. That done they will see the importance of aloe vera farming and they will put more land under cultivation, now that they will have the skills and experience. What a motivation! This will be the foundation for establishment of intensive aloe vera farming in Kenya leading to emulation by other African countries, then the other continents follow

Success in Year 3:

Being an established enterprise, there will be a need to allow the world reknown manufacturers of aloe vera products to have manufacturing plants in Kenya, the rest of African countries, and every where in the world instead of having to import those products, reducing their costs, leading to healthy lifestyles and the rest is history. Now skills and experience derived from the industries will to creation of related industries, there will be jobs, children will go to school so illiteracy will be a thing of the past. Frustration will reduce, leading to reduced or no drug-addiction.

Do you have a business plan or strategic plan? (yes/no)


What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 1:

Educating people on the importance of aloe vera farming, showing this is a step towards the solution of the problem they have experienced since birth, educating them on how to go about aloe vera farming.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 2:

Having quality leadership, which is intelligent, excellent, and wise, which will be ready to hold the hands of the farmers in times of need, showing them what is right and wrong and effective representation in the statutory machinery.

What are the three most important actions needed to grow your initiative or organization? STEP 3:

Insilling discipline in all the stakeholders- the farmers, the marketers, the government, I mean all those involved, this involves love, patience with every stakeholder, self-control, excellence, integrity and 'thou should unleash all the potential in thou' eleventh commandment.

Describe the expected results of these actions.

One thing I believe in is that wisdom is the key to success, this begins from the fear of the LORD. If one loves themselves, loving other people will be no a big deal. If I am a leader and do my work faithfully, then there will be no way the world will be against me, a big NO! Garbage in, Garbage out! This what the world should learn: to live faithfully in every deed of thiers. If I do you good today and rapay with evil, I should do you good always, you will have to change your attitude towards me somehow, the secret.

What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

As they say life is the best teacher, I thank GOD for making me pass through UPS and downs. I think I would not be a changemaker if everything was on a gold plate in my life. I have gone to school hungry, with torn uniform, without shoes even though I needed a SPECIAL ONE, lacked school fees at some point when well wishers came to my rescue, I have seen great men and women 'rest in peace'. I have heard graves 'earthquake' due to the who is who they hold, This people have died in election violence, of HIV/AIDS, suicide due to frustration, road accidents due to corruption, the list is endless. All this is due to poverty. POVERTY! NO! You will die so long as I, Jimmy Winny Mwende live, and those I inspire and follow my steps live.

Tell us about the social innovator behind this idea.

The social innovator behind this idea is the disasterous effects poverty has in the world. It has led people commit suicide because of lack of hope in life. It has led to the have-gots to take advantage of the disadvantaged, leading to a feeling of worthlessness in the society, and guess what? Suicide is the end result. Poverty has led women to get into prostitution to earn daily bread leading to the spread of HIV/AIDS epidemic. It is also the cause of CORRUPTION, another pandemic which causes poverty! Accomplices to kill inorder to get into power, unroadworthy vehicles leading to accidents which claim a lot of lives, I mean poverty is such a bad causative agent which if eradicated people would have peace in their hearts. It is possible!

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

As I was reading Daily Nation newspaper I came across an advertisement on a plan to bring change in rural areas and I was interested. I emailed my idea to the advertiser-Jackie Kamau who then called me and explained to me about changemakers.

What would prevent your project from being a success?

I believe with enough sensitization and wisdom everything is possible. However the challenges which may hinder the success of my project would be the same problem the project is solving: POVERTY AND ITS CAUSES AND ITS EFFECTS.

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No, my project is an idea to be implemented.

How long has this organization been operating? (i.e. less than a year; 1-5 years; more than 5 years)

The project is in the idea phase.

Does your organization have a Board of Directors or an Advisory Board?

Ther is no an organization. I am a law stundent in the University of Nairobi-LLB.1.

Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with NGOs? (yes/no)


Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with businesses? (yes/no)


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Does your organization have any non-monetary partnerships with government? (yes/no)


Please tell us more about how these partnerships are critical to the success of your innovation.

N/a. I do not have any organization affiliation as far as this project is concerned.

How many people will your project serve annually?

More than 10,000

What is the total number of employees and total number of volunteers at your organization?

N/a. None, only the innovator- Jimmy Winny Mwende.

What is your organization's business classification?

Not registered

Have you received funding from any of the following groups? (Please check as many as apply.)

USAID (United States) .