Mango Orchard (for Humanists of Nigeria) - needs $150

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Mango Orchard (for Humanists of Nigeria) - needs $150

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Mango Orchard (for Humanists of Nigeria) - needs $150

Mangoes are the most widely-consumed fruit in the world. They are rich in Vitamin C (76% of daily recommended dose) and Vitamin A (25%).

Brighter Brains Institute will plant mango trees in Nigeria, with our partners, the Humanist Association of Nigeria (HAN). The trees will be planted along the African Green Belt - aka the “Green Green Wall” - Africa’s plan to combat climate change by creating a mosaic of green landscapes to halt desert encroachment, i.e., the expansion of the Sahara Desert into the Sahel.

The land the trees are planted on is leased for FREE. Humanist Association of Nigeria has an agreement that the landlord will help maintain the trees, and split the profits.

Budget: $150 for 80 Trees / $35 Labor (land-clearing & planting) / $40 Watering (bore-hole or channeling rivers) $65 Monitoring & Gardening for 2 years / $50 Equipment (Wheelbarrows, Shovels, Sickle, Hoes, Manure, Hoses, Water Pump) / $10 Transportation.

Total: $300 ($150 already provided)

Laborers are ex-Almajiri youth. (Almajiri were abandoned by their parents at Islamic centers. Almajiri are only allowed to study the Qu’ran and learn no employable skills - the result is over 80% of the terrorist group Boko Haram is ex-Almajiri.)

The ex-Almajiri are directed by Mubarak Bala, a writer/activist who opposes the Almajiri  system and is currently aiding the boys in finding non-criminal employment. Mubarak Bala is also the Executive Director of the Humanist Association of Nigeria.

Ex-Almajiri will be paid $10-$15 per day to plant the trees. They will also be given 50% of the fruit when it matures. 

This project provides three benefits: 1) it plants trees that sequester carbon emissions; this offsets global warming. 2) it trains, employs, and feeds the Almajiri, redirecting them from potentially joining Boko Haram; 3) it provides income to the Humanist Association of Nigeria, a collective that supports all members, many who have suffered financially because they’re ex-Muslim. 

Gardener receives 50% of profits & fruit. Almajiri receive 20%. Directors on the project take 20%. Humanist Association of Nigeria takes 10%.




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