1. Why do you work with Umuntu and what is your personal motivation?
The importance of biological permaculture in communities is measured not only by the creation of clean food, but also by the creation of communities. People naturally gather around water and food, as these are the basis of all civilizations, creating a clear path into the future.
When communities are given the opportunity to work together to create food and water security, this includes the healing power that comes from feeding us and our families. This work also eliminates many fears of the future and of course clean water is the key to a successful permaculture. The truth is that there is life in clean water and when this source is contaminated, our projects become almost impossible. We believe in the UMUNTU vision of changing the world.
2. What are the goals you want to achieve with Umuntu?
With Umuntu we want to work to strengthen communities through clean drinking water and knowledge. This means providing clean and portable water for the community, as water is the core of a healthy life.
3. In which country and which region do we help you?
We are a project in Kamiyawa village Kodera in West Kasipul.
4. who are you and what is your background?
My names are Raymond Benson Orenda. I am married to my wife Jacky and we are blessed with a little boy named Allan.
After my agricultural college and permaculture course in Kenya, all these were life-changing experiences for me and I thought it wise to give something back to the community. I am the founder of Organic Food Kenya, a registered CBO (Community Based Organization) and UMUNTU MOVEMENT KENYA coordinator. We train farmers in permaculture organic farming methods and provide the community with clean drinking water through rainwater harvesting.