Hi, I’m from the Elayi village in Minna State, Nigeria. I’m carrying this heavy metal bucket on my head to get water from the Kaduna River, which is far away, because we don’t have a well nearby. The river is named after the crocodiles that live in it, and gobble up little girls like me. I should be in school, but I have to work to help my family. There are lots of little girls like me in the village.
Hi, my friends and I are from the village of Elayi. We love to laugh and play, but we don’t have much time for either. One time, Lyne gave us a paper airplane and we all loved it. We spend most of the day asleep, because we’re too tired and hungry to stay awake. We worked as hard as we could in the fields to help our Garden of Health grow, and we hope that we’ll have a chance to learn from the new school once it’s built.
Jean Colarusso Jean Colarusso is known to her fans as “Mama Africa.” In 1982, Jean Colarusso, Anita Figueredo, M.D. and Mary Rupp founded Friends of the Poor - Africa. Friends of the Poor bring relief to those living in poverty by erecting schools, AIDS/HIV clinics and churches. Project Aama Africa, or Friends of the Poor - Africa III, is proud to work with such a giving and compassionate organization.
The Moringa Tree Project Goal: To plant 140 of these amazing trees in harsh Nigerian soil, relieving hunger and malnutrition.