BENEFITING: CENTER FOR RURAL EMPOWERMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Kenya’s Dunga Wetlands project is a creative farmer-led initiative that seeks to prevent human-hippo and human-bird conflict by keeping people from starting new farms in the Dunga Wetlands which is home to Hippo territory and is an internationally recognized Important Bird Area. We do this by improving crop yields on select farms in the Dunga Wetlands of Lake Victoria, Kenya so that additional farms aren't necessary and farmers can stay out of hippo habitat.
Through ecologically sanitary or "Eco-San" toilet technology which utilizes human waste as a fertilizer, farmers can grow more agricultural crops in less space preventing the need for further colonization of land near wetlands and Hippo habitat and therefore reduce the villager’s clashes with the Hippo. CREE funding and dedication from CREE’s Kenya Project Manager Leonard Akwany and his support staff have resulted in much success with eco-san toilets to date.
For this campaign, we wish to raise $800USD for the construction of a brand new eco-san toilet for the Otieno Family (Moses and Judith Otieno, Ruth Apiyo, Jacinter Awino, Elizabeth Awuor, Felix Odhiambo, Milton Odhoch, Imelda Ayuma, Joshua Nyakach), a household of 9 which grows crops such as Kale, Maize, Tomatoes, Onions, and hardy african vegetables such as Osuga and Dek. With a new Eco-San toilet, the Otieno family will be able to maximize the agricultural output on their home plot and improve their livelihoods while simultaneously minimizing the human footprint in hippo and bird territory.
Thank you for your generous support of this project, and have a wonderful day!
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