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This Masai Woman Builds Off-Grid Homestead and Food Forest in the African Bush

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Masai woman brings hope to her formerly nomadic people by creating an oasis in the desert
A young Masai woman and her husband have built a lush 5-acre food forest in the middle of the Great Rift Valley, where the surrounding savanna is rapidly transforming into a desert.

A growing population, drought, and government policies pushed her formerly nomadic cattle-herding people to settle and adopt modern chemical agriculture in the 1980s.

Since then, drought has gotten even more severe, forcing formerly self-sufficient people to sell their cattle and labor in the marketplace for less nutritious food.

Meanwhile, their grasslands are deteriorating further and further, making them more dependent on the very thing that’s destroying them – chemical agriculture.

In an effort to break the cycle, Selina Nkoile is transforming 5 acres into a permaculture paradise (video) with a self-sufficient homestead and cob cottages for eco-tourists.

Selena also founded an organization the help end violence against Masai women and children including female genital mutilation and child marriage.

Source & Credit: yaadhustletv.com

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