Uhuru Torch Celebration Honors Kinesi Village Tree Nursery

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The Uhuru torch run is an annual event in Tanzania that involves carrying a lighted torch, like the Olympic torch, through locations all around the country.  Each year, a social message or campaign is promoted, for example, the campaign against HIV/AIDS.  This year, the message is environment protection and its relationship to the national economy. […]

A recap of 2016 and how we spent your contributions…

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Dear Friends, Thanks again for your unflagging and generous support for communities in the Mara region of Tanzania trying to improve their lot in life through self-initiated effort and a brighter vision for the future. I wish I could say that 2016 was a glorious year for the work of GRA in Africa, but glory […]

2015 Annual Appeal From the President

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First of all, I’d like to thank you for supporting GRA’s work in rural East Africa in 2015. Each year I’m amazed by the generosity of our supporters and always find it hard to believe that with so little effort on our part, so many good hearted people step forward to help so abundantly individuals, […]

What We Did in 2015

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Permaculture Continued developing the Kinesi Village permaculture project with the local villagers on 8 acres of land donated to GRA by the Village Council to grow food for 35 families caring for orphans. This plot grows hundreds of trees for food, lumber and habitat, staple foods like corn, beans, sweet potatoes, sorghum, cassava, peanuts and […]

What We Did in 2014

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   WHAT WE DID IN 2014 Rural Water Supply Completed 18 successful community wells with drilling equipment funded by Irish NGO Gorta.   This brings the total number of wells completed since inception of the Maji Mengi (Abundant Water) program in 2009 to 99 – serving approximately 35,000 people, mostly in Mara’s least developed district, Rorya. […]

What We Did in 2013

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   WHAT WE DID IN 2013 Permaculture Continued developing the Kinesi Village permaculture project with the local community on 8 acres of land donated to GRA by the Village Council to grow food for 35 families caring for orphans. This plot grows hundreds of trees for food, lumber and habitat, staple foods like corn, beans, […]

What We Did in 2012

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   WHAT WE DID IN 2012 Permaculture Worked with villagers to design and implement a major permaculture project on 8 acres of land donated to GRA by the Kinesi Village Council to grow food for 35 families caring for orphans. This plot grows hundreds of trees for food, lumber and habitat, staple foods like corn, […]

What We Did in 2011

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   WHAT WE DID IN 2011 Permaculture Worked with villagers to design and implement a major permaculture project on 8 acres of land donated to GRA by the Kinesi Village Council to grow food for 35 families caring for orphans. This plot grows hundreds of trees for food, lumber and habitat, staple foods like corn, […]

Newsletter #6 – GRA Film shown at Ojai Film Festival

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Greetings! Just a couple quick announcements from GRA: 1) GRA’s documentary From the Mara Soil is in the Ojai Film Festival this Sunday, Nov 7! (See details below.) 2) GRA won the first place regional award and second place national award at “Nane Nane” – Tanzania’s largest farming and agriculture expo! 3) It’s almost time […]

Newsletter #3 –
What GRA did in 2009

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Greetings! One of the most inspiring realizations I’ve had over the past seven years working with poor communities in rural East Africa is that a life of abundance – good health, community, nutritious food, safe water, a secure, clean environment and opportunities to realize one’s full potential – is within the reach of even the […]