The project provides the Moringa tree to families and community projects in the Valley of 1000 Hills. The community benefits firstly from consuming the leaves and pods daily. Secondly the excess produce will be purchased then processed into Moringa 5000 products for market. This allows income generation for the local community.
Brian and Jenny Scott began the Moringa 5000 ministry after Brian was given a vision one night of 5000 people being fed, as in the Bible passage from Matthew 14 where Jesus feeds the crowd.
Verse 21 reads, “the number of those who ate was about 5000 men, besides women and children”, so the ministry was named to honour Jesus Christ.
The vision confirmed their belief that they are doing Gods work by using the Moringa Oliefera tree to alleviate hunger in rural areas in South Africa.
The projects main goal is to plant 5000 trees in the valley of 1000 hills and surrounding areas in KwaZulu Natal in a sustainable way whereby all recipients can be well nourished and have a way of supplementing their income.
10% of all proceeds from your Moringa 5000 purchase goes towards ensuring the sustainability of the Moringa Project.
We grow the trees from seed with help from the public, to subsidise the project.
We then sell the saplings to the communities at the subsidised price as to ensure ownership of the tree!
We teach the community how to look after the tree and how to use it in their daily lives, to get maximum benefit from the trees.
The community uses the trees for their own use. They can eat the tree, use it to purify water, among other things.
We will help the communities setup a collection/processing depo (which will also create local jobs). We will buy back leaf product to help further the projects effectiveness as well as keep things local.
The bought back leaf product will be used to produce Moringa 5000 products which are on sale and 10% of all proceeds are reinvested in the tree planting campaign and so the project continues!