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Amsha Africa Foundation (AAF) officially joined the Amazon Smile Program where Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organizations selected by Amazon's customers.

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While sex, fights and confessionals draw viewers to most reality television shows, it's the revolutionary portrayal of women as "heroes" that makes one in two Tanzanians watch a homegrown series aimed at raising the profile of women farmers.

Central Kenya's Nturukuma region is not kind to farmers - its erratic rainfall, desert vegetation and drying riverbeds push most people into making a living through trade rather than agriculture.

Not long ago, dusk was a time of unease for the people of Magadi, a village in Kenya's Kajiado County.

Dance for Nepal

Background: The April 2015 Nepal earthquake (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) killed more than 8,800 people and injured more than 23,000. AAF has partners in Nepal that need all the help they can and this Charity Gala Dinner is for this benefit.

Amsha Africa Foundation is proud to host a Charity Gala Dinner - Dance For Nepal - on June 12th, 2015 at the Meiterraneo 9 West  - located in the brand new 9 West building in Westlands, Nairobi.

For more information, contact +254 (0) 706 809 078

Restaurant Website: http://www.mediterraneorestaurant.co.ke/room/mediterraneo-westlands/

In an effort to reverse tree losses in the Nyeri Forest, an environmental initiative has turned to an unusual barter system, offering chickens, goats or solar panels in exchange for tree planting.

Nyeri County, known for its tea and coffee production, is home to the late Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmentalist Wangari Maathai. It has the highest tree cover in Kenya – but its forests are dwindling as a result of human encroachment, some of it driven by climate change pressures on agriculture and water.

"It is a win-win situation," said Joram Mathenge, director of the Kiangure Springs Environmental Initiative (KSEI), based in central Kenya’s lush highlands.

Women herders in Kenya's semi-arid Laikipia County have broken with tradition to export the leaves of a desert plant to Europe, boosting their incomes.

Three hundred women in El Poloi have switched from the age-old occupation of goat-keeping to the new and far more lucrative activity of farming aloe, a plant with healing properties.

Along the way, they are transforming their economic status and creating educational opportunities for their daughters.

Women are not only the world’s primary food producers. They are hardworking and innovative and they invest far more of their earnings in their families than men. But most lack the single most important asset for accessing investment resources – land rights.

Thursday, 05 March 2015 19:41

Can Livestock Grazing Stop Desertification?

Written by Administrator

Livestock Grazing

Overgrazing has been a major cause of the creeping advance of deserts worldwide, but new management techniques might make livestock part of the solution

Zimbabwe's foremost land degradation expert has come up with a readily available solution for reversing the spread of deserts around the planet and slowing climate change in the process: He wants to let cows and sheep eat their way through the problem.

 

Virunga is one of the most biodiverse places on earth, and protected as a world heritage site. We must fight to ensure the protection of these beautiful, crucial natural areas.

Amsha Africa Foundation in partnership with Virunga Alliance is helping promote awareness of such protected world heritage sites that are increasingly being threatened by encroachment and global thirst for natural resources found within these protected environments.

Want to know what you can do to help protect Virunga? Check out the virungamovie.com website and take action to find out. Watch Virunga on Netflix by clicking here: http://www.netflix.com/WiMovie/80009431

About the Documentary:

VIRUNGA IS THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF A GROUP OF BRAVE PEOPLE RISKING THEIR LIVES TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE IN A PART OF AFRICA THE WORLD'S FORGOTTEN AND A GRIPPING EXPOSE OF THE REALITIES OF LIFE IN THE CONGO.

In the forested depths of eastern Congo lies Virunga National Park, one of the most bio-diverse places on Earth and home to the planet’s last remaining mountain gorillas. In this wild, but enchanted environment, a small and embattled team of park rangers - including an ex-child soldier turned ranger, a caretaker of orphan gorillas and a dedicated conservationist - protect this UNESCO world heritage site from armed militia, poachers and the dark forces struggling to control Congo's rich natural resources. When the newly formed M23 rebel group declares war, a new conflict threatens the lives and stability of everyone and everything they've worked so hard to protect, with the filmmakers and the film’s participants caught in the crossfire.

A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, VIRUNGA is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world’s forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.

 

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