Planting Moringa trees to poor’s homes

Planting Moringa trees to poor’s homes

Sudan
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
< $1,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Describe your Social Enterprise. Explain why this is a Social Business? The project is to set an example of shifting the poor societies to eradicate their poverty and lack of nutritional food supplies. To encourage the communities’ members to take the initiative. Focusing the community's vision and the potential for making that vision a reality.

About You
Organization:
L2i Consultants -Bureau de lesion Soudanais
Section 1: About You
First Name

Siddiq

Last Name

Omer

Website
Country
Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Yes

Organization Name

L2i Consultants -Bureau de lesion Soudanais

Organization Phone

33680657676

Organization Address

11 Clement Marical, 76600 Le Havre France

Organization Country
How long has this organization been operating?

More than 5 years

Your idea
Country your work focuses on
Innovation
What makes your innovation unique?

Agriculture and plantation is a normal phenomenal issue at rural areas and community members will not find any difficulties in implementing an additional plant to their scope of work. The plantation of the Moringa tree will provide them with free access to nutritional food at no costs.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Impact
Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

A couple of prominent specialized local universities had accepted the idea and a demonstration farm has been established at one of them, for animal fodder (Dowaim University of Agriculture). The other university which is specialized in nutritional issues has satisfied their studies from the existing plantation site of the company (10,000 mature trees) Ahfad College for Girls (Nutrition Department).

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

Funding of physical visits to different sites:
The main problem is reaching the different destinations of the rural communities. The vast area of the country consumes much of the instructor's time. As it is early to generate monies to meet the instructor's overheads, most of the presentations were made voluntarily and at the minimal costs.
Presentation materials: Visual aids and printing literature.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

Physically visited various rural areas over a period of 02 years and introduced the plantation issue to local governmental bodies.
Been to the Southern region of Sudan where a 20 years of war took place for a couple of times and met members of the authorities who welcomed the notion and asked to present it to their to the local communities. The lack of financial resources stranded the action.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

2010 Introduction of the project will be met with success as it would enlighten the public rural people of its benefits. The first year will be for passing the information and distribution of seeds and seedlings. The lecturing will be held at large concentration areas as the Moringa Tree gets to the mature situation in 08 eight months.
2011 the grown up trees will emphasize their benefits as mature trees and acceptance of their taste and easiness of cultivating their produce. The second year will be monitoring the development of the trees, taking care of them and monitoring the consumption.
2012 The usage of the seeds to purify the dirty waters and the use of the seed’s oil will encourage the members of the communities to plant more trees to increase their incomes. The third year will be for passing the commercial opportunities for the produce of the Moringa Tree's bi-products.

How many people will your project serve annually?

More than 10,000

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

Less than $50

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?

Yes

If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

Approximately 150 words left (1200 characters).

Sustainability
What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Operating for less than a year

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

Yes

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?

No

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

A non-monetary partnership with the international specialized aid providers (such as the WFP) would benefit the project as such organizations are already seeking solutions for providing essential nutritional support to rural communities.
When we approached them they informed us that they need direct and specific instructions from their head office in Rome. The can not decide by themselves as it needs budgetary and administrative efforts.
They would help us in spreading the information by allowing us to introduce the issue through their working staff at the different locations.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

Establishing local nurseries for growing seedlings.
Gathering community members at one of the local schools and introducing the Moringa Plant.
Distribution of seedlings.
Follow up with each individual dwelling and provide care instructions.
Introduce consumption recipes to house holds.

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

32. What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation? (400 words or fewer): Once I found that this organization is encouraging people to introduce new methods of fighting poverty among the poor I decided to participate by introducing this project.
The simplicity of the project and the minimal care required had fortified the attempt to enable the poor to access real nutritional food supplies at no-cost to them.

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

Just the internet media.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Web Search (e.g., Google or Yahoo)

If through another source, please provide the information

Also a newsletter or email from Changemakers or Ashoka