The Moringa Oleifera is a plant whose leaves are very rich in vitamins and other nutrients. It does not require much water to grow and can develop rapidly even under poor soil conditions. The plant is called “Arzan tiga” in the more dialect of Burkina Faso, which literally translate into “The tree of paradise”. The leaves are used for food or fodder. They can also be dried, transformed into powder which can be added into yogurt and other food. The seed can be used to filter water and produce oil.
Since Moringa Oleifera can help reduce malnutrition and hunger, it’s our top priority tree to plant in the rural communities.
The goal of this project is to plant as many moringa trees as possible in the rural villages we serve. In order to achieve that goal, we donate the plants to students and any villager who is interested in planting trees. We also plant the moringa in our gardens.