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, […]

GRA Wins First Prize
at Agricultural Expo in Tanzania

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GRA Wins First Prize at Agricultural Expo in Tanzania Every year over ten thousand people gather for a three day celebration and exhibition of agriculture and farming in Tanzania. The event is called Nane Nane, or Eight Eight after the day and month the event falls, August, 8th. GRA was invited by the Tanzanian government […]

Newsletter #5 – Permaculture for Ending Hunger

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Greetings! Let me share my two favorite things about permaculture with you. One, it gives me hope that six billion plus people can be well fed while simultaneously regenerating the beauty, abundance and biodiversity of our planet. And two, permaculture connects me to the world through the microcosm of my own backyard. That is, permaculture […]

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 […]