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Africa’s Gift supports largely rural communities in southern Africa (principally Lesotho, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Malawi) and Uganda, working closely with community members to effect change through the development of practical solutions to clearly identified needs.
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Africa’s Gift have been supporting the Batwa people in Western Uganda by providing funding for the creation of Marian’s Eden a project named to remember Ken’s mother. This is by using an area of scrubland on the edge of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to mountain gorillas, which has been terraced and fenced to help create a pocket forest pharmacy. The pharmacy will be used to grow crops of indigenous plants and herbs that the Batwa believe contain medical qualities. In addition, there is also room to grow food crops. The Batwa have historically been the custodians of the forest, but now their access is limited by the Ugandan Wildlife Authority.
Every plant is grown for a specific reason and each plant will be used. Should the Batwa be unable to source all the species required – Africa’s Gift will work with them and the Ugandan Wildlife Authority to see if access to the forest can be granted to harvest the specimens that they require. The scheme is completely community run and has provided a catalyst for the community to work together and to help themselves and others.
To support the great work that is being done to remember Marian you can donate at https://africasgift.enthuse.com/MEden
Cooking for the poorest community members in the world can be a dangerous and hugely time consuming concern every single day. In addition the need to cut down vegetation to provide fuel to burn, results in devastating soil erosion.
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