Case Studies

Supporting an Orphan Home Through Fresh Produces

Kenya
Country:
Kenya
Category:
Social Contribution
Tag:
Cyclic, Education/traning, Low Cost, Compost, Model Cases
Supporting an Orphan Home Through Fresh Produces

Garbage Management Problems

Vegetables waste everywhere
Vegetables waste everywhere
Kenya is located in East Africa, right on the equator and has a warm and dry climate.
EM Technologies, an investing company of EM Research Organization is located in a town called Embu which is northeast of the capital Nairobi.
There are disposal sites for garbage in Embu town, however, people often do not discard trash on the collection places and even they do gather their garbage, often nobody comes to collect them. Therefore, there are garbage everywhere in the town and this is causing health and environmental problems.
Especially, the vegetable market in town produces a large amount of vegetable wastes and this was causing malodors.

 

Recycling Waste and Solve Hygienic Problems

Collecting vegetables waste from the market
Collecting vegetables waste from the market
Currently, a Japanese Funded NGO, African Children Education Fund (ACEF) collects these vegetable wastes twice a week. (ACEF’s activities includes providing education and medical support, spreading organic farming and protecting the environment.)
Vendors at the market are happy to keep the market clean so they actively cooperate to collect vegetable wastes.
Vegetables waste carried by truks
Vegetables waste carried by truks

Growing Safe Vegetables and Fruits

EM Technologies' model farm uses EM compost made from vegetables waste collected at the market
EM Technologies' model farm uses EM compost made from vegetables waste collected at the market
Since 2016, EM Technologies operates a model farm where they grow vegetables such as kale and spinach and fruits such as banana.
EM Technologies takes the vegetable wastes collected by the NGO and compost them with EM and use the finished compost at this model farm.
This farm also ferment livestock excretion with EM and use these as fertilizer.
 
EM grown vegetables
EM grown vegetables
EM compost
EM compost
Harvested bananas are growing well and heavier than conventional ones
Harvested bananas are growing well and heavier than conventional ones

Contribution to an Orphan Home

Jump & Smile Center is an AIDS orphan home
Jump & Smile Center is an AIDS orphan home
Also since 2016, EM Technologies donates EM vegetables and EM fruits grown on their model farm to Jump & Smile Centre, an AIDS orphan home established by ACEF. Currently, 30 children who lost their parents with HIV are living in this Center. Among them, 5 children are born with HIV and taking medicine and drinking EM drink. 
Jump & Smile Center is located about an hour drive from EM Technologies in an arid region. It is difficult to grow vegetables and fruits in this region, so beans are their main diet. Therefore, the children are always very happy to have fresh EM vegetables and EM fruits. EM Technologies also provides Activated EM to this Center, which they use it for cleaning and to suppress unpleasant odors from toilets.
 
Even though it is difficult to grow vegetables and fruits here, recently, Smile & Jump center started farming using EM. Using Activated EM provided by EM Technologies, they are growing Kale, Mango, etc. Also, they started raising cows for fresh milk and chickens for fresh eggs.
Activated EM・1 ready to use
Activated EM・1 ready to use
Vegetables grown with EM compost
Vegetables grown with EM compost
Watering with Activated EM・1 diluted water
Watering with Activated EM・1 diluted water
Dilution of Activated EM・1
Dilution of Activated EM・1
Cows are also feed with EM grown harvest vegetables and Activated EM・1
Cows are also feed with EM grown harvest vegetables and Activated EM・1
Chicken are also feed with EM water and feed
Chicken are also feed with EM water and feed
Using vegetable wastes, which were causing environmental pollutions and EM, ACEF and EM Technologies are trying to create a sustainable cyclic farming.


 

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