“Helping the rural African escape extreme poverty by returning to permaculture basics, which will enhance sustainable agriculture”
My name is Yongo Otieno Wycliffe, 23 years old and I live in Kenya, Africa.
My project is called S.H.A.R.E. peace permaculture (Sustainable Housing Agriculture Reaching Everyone)
S.H.A.R.E. was invented out of passion to educate and empower many people and also improve the sustainability of livelihood for this generation and those to come. We especially hope to help the people who are located in rural areas.
I completed my permaculture design course at Oregon state university. I enjoy volunteering my time to help with all kind of gardening and farming work on different farms in Kenya. I have been teaching permaculture free of charge to the rural people and no job is too big or small for me.
I am fascinated by nature and sustainable farming practices especially with permaculture and ecovillages.
Am really excited to learn new techniques because my vision is to travel, learn and bring back the knowledge and ideas with me to share with others at our demonstration center which acts as educational center, a model of peace which restore the communities dreams of nature abundance and hospitality where people from different community come together share abundance in mixed cultures with war among themselves by educating and empowering many people about this ethical revolutionary of sustainable living.
We can work together as communities to provide an abundance of food, low or zero energy housing, general cleaning and waste management. Increasing knowledge in the area of sustainable living will improve the lives of younger generation.
S.H.A.R.E. has a small piece of land 50 meters by 100 meters but we really need much more land to dedicate to the community. This land will bring the people together and will help our communities grow.
We will grow organic non-GMO permaculture food utilizing cultural techniques, thus preserving and reinforcing the cultural aspects of the communities with which we are working. With your support, S.H.A.R.E. can continue to grow and provide self-sufficiency to many communities, and help regenerate the land.
The cycle of poverty can be broken, and critical resources as well as housing will give communities, the economic stability necessary to emerge as an asset to the people and government
We have spread permaculture teaching to children and rural communities. We have planted trees with children and women in nearby villages. We have also constructed a small guesthouse which we want to provide free accommodation to anyone to volunteer and stay with us.
Our mission is working with individuals and communities by empowering them. Especially we want to improve the lives of the rural African. This will will give them knowledge and resources needed to escape extreme poverty.As the knowledge spreads thought our area, every community involved will see positive outcome.They will be able producers who produce their own food rather than consumers who produce nothing but waste and other supplies. S.H.A.R.E. aims to do this by returning to sustainable living basics.
Blogpost and pictures submitted by Yongo Otieno Wycliffe (Kenya) – wycliff92(at)gmail.com
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50 thoughts on “YAP Proposal #4: “Returning to Permaculture Basics” (Yongo Otieno Wycliffe, Kenya)”
HI Wycliff, if you are looking for more land, try contacting sisal estates in your immediate surroundings and offer them to manage degraded parts of their land under a longer lease contract. That would offer you no problems with land rights and negotiation with the estate owners on benefit sharing would provide a win-win situation. My company is trying the same in Tanzania, where we own 9.170 ha of sisal estate with parts of it allocated to community projects.
Thanks so much Peter for sharing the information
Some farms allow people of the neighborhood to plant their stuff first, for free.
That’s what we are try to do talk with nearby neighborhours to plant on there farms the harvest take what we need and share what we don’t need “food is free “movement
Yongo, great ideas.. Please approach AFC for discussions on land purchase loan. Their terms are fair and interest charged is 10% per annum. You can approach medium scale farmers dealing in plantations of bananas, fruit trees or other trees at establishment phase and agree on joint use of already cultivated fields.. Please approach local NGOs as a trainer and negotiate for a consultancy contract. Such opportunities exist for outgoing youths like you. Best of luck. Hellen
My pleasure I will conduct them soon
Hi Wycliffe This is a fantastic site Lots of great information. Lots of great information A most worthy cause. Well worth supporting. Well done.
Am really humbled thanks so much
Thanks for the SHARE! thewriteresults.biz
Am really humbled thanks for your support
Wycliffe, your cause is a noble one, my dear. I support it fully and wish you well in your endeavors. You are a good man.
I appreciate your support thanks so much
Great stuff and keep it up. However what’s the key distinction between permaculture and other sustainable agricultural models. Is it that it’s purely organic? Please enlighten me more. James
Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles often using patterns that occurs in nature to maximise effect while minimizing waste energy. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provides for humans needs harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological process of plants, animals, their nutrients cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture. Inhabitants needs are provided for using proven technology for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Elements in system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the output of one element becomes the input of another. Within permaculture system, work is minimised, “waste”becomes resources, productivity and yields increase and environment are restored
Yongo, I’m glad you are applying for the YAP program. What you are doing is so important and with all that you do, you are an excellent candidate to be funded. Funding SHARE really means funding multiple villages!
Am really humbled to say thanks for your support and also to Thank YAP to offer such a platform to empower many people as much as they can.
Great project and vision! Thank you for taking action in your community.
Am glad and greatful to thank you John I believe it’s citizens little actions that can change the world and this out little actions am humbled to appreciate your support once again
That was a beautiful description of what permaculture is Yongo, thank you for all you are doing and please keep it up through the hard times. Sounds like some good ideas in the comments too. Congratulations on expressing yourself and your project so well.
Am really humbled to say thank you so much for the support
I am hoping to join you in this great oroject you started.
Welcome always anytime any day no appointments required
Dear Yongo, I support your great project, you’re wonderful! ❤ Good luck!
Thanks so much for the support I really appreciate
Yongo, I just re-printed the article about you in the Huffington post. You know that you are an inspiration to me. You take the resources that you have and turn them in to abundance for all. You and I have spoken about Ubuntu. You are like the “poster child” for Ubuntu because you are so generous with your time in the service to others. We became friends because of our desires to serve others, but also because of our love and interest in permaculture. To me, permaculture is a way to meet human needs but still respect mother earth. It is a sustainable way to grow food and other useful commodities while stepping lightly on the earth, and even harnessing the power of biological processes, rather than eroding them. You do the work, you teach others, and you maintain a great attitude. Keep up the good work!
Am glad you printed the article From Huffington about me it’s my pleasure am writing another article known as permaculture/regenerative agriculture healing is the only way to seal the cracks rather than waiting to build the wall in this article it shows how life is about making something happen and not waiting for something to happen
Beautiful job Yongo…You give us ideas and hope!
If only one eye’s saw soul instead of bodies how very different out ideals of beauty would be… Thanks so much for seeing beauty in this
An excellent programme! Keep up the wonderful work.
Thanks so much it’s my pleasure to receive your support
Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to make this planet a better place. I hope you can find a way to get more land to expand your project.
Best of luck to you and your team.
People are people through other people and I appreciate your support so much
good stuff bro, keep the fire burning proud of you as a friend
Thanks so much i will and am half way
I very much support your emphasis on education and empowerment. Many permaculture projects are successful in establishing a garden but forget to ensure that the community can continue the garden once the supporting organisation leaves. The main goal should be education, not a garden, as you are doing already. Regards, Himkaar Singh
Thanks so much yes educating others is about this ethical revolution movement is our central goal
I am inspired by what you are accomplishing and the way you are going about trying to teach people to feed themselves using techniques which are sustainable. Promoting a sense of community goes a long way toward people taking ownership of their environment and promotes peace. You are doing a very good work and I hope you get the support you need to grow your endeavor!
We believe inspiring someone is like offeringssomeone hope and once we share the ideas and knowledge with others it spreads but if we don’t it will die within us
I love your work, Yongo. I look forward to following the progress of this project and will support you as much as I can as you go along. 🙂
Thanks so much we really appreciate and believe “people are people through other people ” help us we help others and also help you as well and that cycles we find we help each other
there three ethics we work with
Yongo, you are an inspiration to so many. Thank you for caring and sharing to help build community worldwide. The work you do is so valuable. This project is well worth supporting.
Thanks so much it’s my pleasure to hear that am just full filling my Godly give purpose on earth
I think it’s amazing what you’re doing! My wife and I are doing the same here in America! We all need to take back this world…
one garden at a time. Peace and blessings love and light:-)
We all can’t do great things but we can do small things in great ways because it’s in those little things we do in great ways can change the world
Very cool to see a fellow OSU permaculture student doing such fantastic work!
Am humbled to say thank you so much am giving back what was taught by sharing it with others
Thank you for teaching hope to the world. Your hard work is truly inspirational. Your beauty runs deep. Thank you for sharing all this goodness! 🙂
Am humbled to say thank you kimmi for your support
Hi Yongô. Is there a way to contact you in private? For some volunteers mission to help you? Thanks to let me know
Hi Sandrine — If you have trouble to contact Yongo, then you can also use the email at the bottom of his submission