Our Projects. 

 

Three successive projects.  

  1. Self-funded and creates the basis for community based agroforestry.

  2. The scaling up for the benefit of the community, outside funding sought.

  3. The expansion is substantial and cloud funding or equity funding is sought to expand the cash flow.

Immediate Need

Project 1. Create a Demonstration Agro Forest using Biodiversity and Centering on Sustainability

Small scale farming of Moringa oleifera and several other plants such as Citronella Grass, Turmeric, Neem, Atis and Mulberry.  However, the primary cash flow product comes from the leaves of merely 176 Moringa oleifera trees.  The idea is to show our cost, income and the net.  Total transparency and the results are audited by one of the big auditing firms.  The per square meter income is more than 13 times as great as pilay (rice).  The overall income from the 176 trees provides a positive cash flow to operate and expand the exisitng demonstration farm.  All is open to the public but caters to the small poor farmer who wants another way but is not certain how to get there.  We provide that know how.  

Project 2. Scale Up by More than Two Orders of Magnitude through Community Participation

With the understanding of the farmers and having their invitation in hand to expand into the community the expansion takes form in three segments.  After the planning and agreements forged in the first segment commences with the  first planting of 33,000 Moringa oleifera on Barangay land.  The swath is 50 meters on each side of an existing irrigation ditch and stretches the length.  In total, after three years of planting swath measures 100 meters wide and 1,000 meters long which equates to 10 hectares.  Planted there are 100,000 Moringa oleifera.  One hundred farmer families benefit directly and eight hundred more indirectly through infrastructural improvements.

Project 3. Scale up to Achieve Critical Mass for Reforestation of the Philippines.

To achieve seven percent or critical mass we must get 2,940 barangays to participate in much the same way, earning in much the same way and becoming ambassadors of the project through their own participation through replication.  The expense of the product manufacturing and marketing is already provided through cash flow from the Barangay Tanyag expansion to 100,000 trees.  Each tree produces a net revenue of around US$79 per year.   US$7.9m is a heafty sum of cash flow to manage the expansion projects of those participating barangays.  

Our Moringa products are made from dried leaves that we harvest from our Moringa trees.  The best market is international retail using direct sales through the Internet.  The customer pays market price, signs up for auto-ship and auto-pay and becomes a repeat customer.  Also, another advantage is that in this sales model the customer pays for shipping.  

We began production and then the bureaucracy caught up with us and shut us down since we did not have a license from the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA").  We were inspected and given requirements to renovate our existing drying area.  Photos appear below.  The cost of materials and construction is approximately USD100,000.00.  

 

We are located in a rural area where land is not titled and therefore obtaining a bank loan is out of the question. 

 

Earnings from one year of production of FDA approved product is USD326,000.00. 

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Drying Area Renovation
Drying Area Renovation

Addition to existing one-story facility.

Drying Area Renovation
Drying Area Renovation

Renovation of existing one-story drying facility.

Drying Area Renovation
Drying Area Renovation

Renovation of existing one-story drying facility.

Drying Area Renovation
Drying Area Renovation

Addition to existing one-story facility.

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