Project Launch: 12-18-18
Moringa olifera is a fast-growing tree that tolerates drought and is very important where there is a danger of undernutrition because its leaves contain protein, essential minerals, and vitamins. The protein content is equal almost that of a chicken egg. It can be eaten fresh or cooked as vegetables. The leaves can also be used for water purification when the leaves are dried and the powder can be used to treat maize and other crops during post-harvest storage. The seeds of moringa could be used as a medicinal drink to increase immunity and can be sold to improve economic empowerment. For this reason, the community of Chikololele sees this plant as a viable pathway for its own development.