Sustainable Village Resources (SVR)
Sustainable Village Resources (SVR) aims to provide a holistic approach to solving some of their society’s biggest challenges. Their approach restores the lost livelihoods system by creating a natural agro-ecological ecosystem that enhances social, economic, human, political, environment and spiritual drivers of inclusion and prosperity. They create a community of practitioners who share and supplement each other with eco-education, seeds, labour and food.
They use local resources and knowledge to restore and conserve indigenous agroecological systems to enhance food security. Their strategy helps to provide permanent sources of occupation, food and income for targeted communities in their own environment.
- conducts on site trainings for indigenous agro-ecological ecosystem restoration using locally available resources building on ancient indigenous technologies
- mentor and monitor trainees’ progress towards achieving results and after 10 days the results are visibly appreciable
- demonstrate impact within 30 days on abundance of diversified indigenous food stuff and visible resilient ecosystem
- provides room for volunteer attachments, site visits and ecotourism at their established agroecological systems at Rongo Shade Grown Food Forest in Migori, Five zone Jefferson’s Permaculture Eco-spheres in Homabay, Kisumu City Permaculture Academy in Kisumu and many 3×8 indigenous Eco-sphere systems in Kilifi County.
- Participants do holistic ecosystem assessment, agroecological systems designs and natural resources mapping to restore or upgrade farms to self-sustaining agroecological system and provide technical support on project proposal development for local and international CBOs and NGOs to enhance food security
- Participants target, reach and involve all household members and people including children, youth, adults, internally displaced people, physically challenged people, sand harvesters, charcoal burners, miners, students, refugees and individual farmers
Who is involved?
SVR is working in 10 villages serving 975 households. The households have average size of 5 members so the total participants are approximately 5,000. Participants are trained in groups of 25 members per group .
Everybody is involved including children, youth, adults, internally displaced people, physically challenged people, sand harvesters, charcoal burners, miners, students, refugees and individual farmers.
Permaculture Impact course taken: Nutrition Evaluation
Caleb joined the Nutrition Evaluation course and has the following feedback:
‘l am now equipped to read the signs of malnutrition in children; the signs and how to intervene. l now l can be able to monitor and evaluate my work ‘
‘l am planning to work and help Women who have children below 5 years old l am planning to intervene and prevent started growth and unnecessary deaths due to malnutrition’
Website address https://svrkenya.wixsite.com/website