Man-Go Development http://man-go.no Charity for empowerment and entrepreneurship Wed, 17 Oct 2018 18:22:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.22 Dancing Savannah http://man-go.no/dancing_savannah/ http://man-go.no/dancing_savannah/#comments Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:58:27 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1345 In July 2018 we did the Dancing Savannah festival. It was organised by ManGo Development through our #MyTribeIsArt group and the local community. We plan to have it annually. This year it took place in Mbulia. The aim is utilising the arts into opening an avenue for interacting more closely and directly with the communities we are involved with.

The festival was real and rugged! Several dance groups participated in making it a very memorable event.

Dancing Savannah video clip

Through festivals, storytelling, exhibition of arts and crafts and other heritage aspects, ManGo Development hope to foster interactions, conversations and open job opportunities. It is also about appreciating the values in the landscapes, the history and rural assets for wealth creation. Above all we hope to create memorable experiences where the community at the grassroot will feel their individual importance towards development and the important role they play towards poverty eradication, their well-being and sustaining the environment.

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Development and art http://man-go.no/development-and-art/ http://man-go.no/development-and-art/#comments Sun, 24 Dec 2017 14:18:21 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1326 ManGo Development has established the #mytribeisart project. It is about promoting artistic talent. So far, there are over 100 youth from all over Kenya involved in the group. Art expresses our feelings, our ambitions, and our message. On our platform #mytribeisart; art is the language we use to build friendship, foster entrepreneurship, and generate business opportunities. ManGo Development started the #mytribeisart because we want to facilitate development, empowerment, work and job creation.

Our mission is to support through mentoring, promoting, networking, and creating bridges across cultures and nations. There are huge resources and potential especially in the youth and around arts, which have not been fully utilized to create sustainable work and economic prosperity. With the platform #mytribeisart we hope to create a good space to foster this. Currently we are working together on an upcoming art expo in Voi Kenya themed “life on land” . The tentative dates for this expo are in February 2018 . We will host this event under the umbrella of ManGo Development.

ManGo development is commited to the wellbeing of people especially in rural communities. We are also commited to forest conservation and creating awareness around endangered species of flora and fauna e.g the african violet Saintpaulia Teitensis.

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Kilimanjaro view http://man-go.no/kilimanjaro-view/ http://man-go.no/kilimanjaro-view/#comments Sat, 05 Aug 2017 16:00:35 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1298 Directly to the west of our Mbulia farm is Mount Kilimanjaro. Most of the day it is covered in clouds and mist, but at sunset the well-known profile appears – like magic. The cloud banks sink and the mist disintegrates to reveal the mountains 5,895-meter greatness. If you come to Kenya, you are welcome to visit the farm and see this magnificent sight.

See the farm and the view to Kilimanjaro: The Mbulia farm.

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Soap production http://man-go.no/soap-production/ http://man-go.no/soap-production/#comments Sat, 05 Aug 2017 16:00:22 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1299 This summer we built an extension to the house. It will be used for natural soap production. This is also an extension to the production of milk at the Mbulia farm. Goat milk is a very good ingredient in soap. Already, we have hired two people part time to start the soap production. An experienced soap maker and accountant. The soap production will be established as a separate commercial unit, apart from ManGo Development. It is the first start-up based on our vision to foster entrepreneurship and create jobs.

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Water in the greenhouse for Matokeo http://man-go.no/greenhouse-for-matokeo/ http://man-go.no/greenhouse-for-matokeo/#comments Sat, 05 Aug 2017 15:59:52 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1300 The Matokeo Women Group was given a greenhouse with drip irrigation by the Kenyan department of agriculture and water. The greenhouse is 16×8 meters and the first crop is tomatoes. This a great boost for the women group.

ManGo Development sponsored the preparation ground work, plumbing and the supply of water.

Video: The greenhouse is built

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Baby goats born http://man-go.no/baby-goats/ http://man-go.no/baby-goats/#comments Sat, 05 Aug 2017 15:14:35 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1301 Two healthy and playful male kids were born at the Mbulia farm in July. They are the offspring from our German Alpine billy goat (Shamsa) and traditional Kenyan female goats Sarah and Kasichana. Two more goats are still pregnant. In the picture is Rajab who was born first. The name of the second one is Mbulia. Or aim with breeding is to have good dairy goats. The milk is very nutritious, especially as a substitute for mother’s milk. We are also planning to use the milk for soap and cheese production.

Goats at the Mbulia farm.

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Leopard visit http://man-go.no/leopard-visit/ http://man-go.no/leopard-visit/#comments Sat, 13 May 2017 16:04:41 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1288 About a month ago we were informed that four leopards had paid a visit to the farm. These beautiful cats were in search of food and water. They killed four goats. Although our goats were not harmed, our neighbors lost goats.

However, we are thankful that the farmers know and treasure the wildlife and therefore are seeking peaceful ways of keeping the stray cats out of the farms. They requested for flashlights and whistles so they could alarm each other in case of approaching cats. We were happy to donate to them seven solar charged flashlights and whistles. This uplifted their spirits.

One thing we just love about our neighbours, is their positive outlook towards life and that they are solution oriented. Their infectious smiles make the atmosphere radiate with positive vibes.

Distributing solar flashlights to our neighbouring farmers. “Ubuntu” (we do this together). What a blessing to get nuggets of wisdom from the wise elderly.

While distributing the touches, our neighbours had questions about the miracle grass they have heard is growing in our farm. Also about the goats on our farm that are rumoured to produce milk without end.

Follow us for the full story on the miracle grass and goats.

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Miracle grass http://man-go.no/miracle-grass/ http://man-go.no/miracle-grass/#comments Sat, 13 May 2017 15:57:11 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1286 Det vokser og gror på farmen. Geitebukken er aktiv. Vi venter økning i flokken snart. Bananpalmene og boganvilla gror villig, og produksjon av hydroponic fòr går som planlagt. Det har vært en alvorlig tørke i området. Vann blir rasjonert, og vi håper vi snart får midler til å bore etter vann. Det er det eneste bærekraftige alternativet. Foreløpig kjøper vi vann.

Vi er svært glad for bidragene som hjelper til å utvikle farmen. Den har allerede blitt «talk of the town». Det snakkes om «miracle grass» (produksjon av fòr med hydrophonics). Vi er svært glad for at nyheten om nye og bedre jordbruksmetoder brer om seg. Det er takket være dere som bidragsytere.

Vi prøver også nå ut produksjon av kokosnøtt-olje. Dette er en svært etterspurt olje på grunn av sine positive egenskaper som tilsetning i blant annet kosmetikk.

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Opplæring om melkegeiter/Training on dairy goat farming http://man-go.no/dairy-goat-training/ http://man-go.no/dairy-goat-training/#comments Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:33:09 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1280 ​I forbindelse med visjonen for Prosjekt Ngele, gjennomførte vi i januar vårt første kurs om melkegeiter på farmen vår i Taita, Kenya. Kurset er muliggjort gjennom generøs støtte fra våre ManGo Development partnere og støttespillere. Alle våre kurs vil være åpne for alle interesserte, spesielt nabobøndene til farmen. Vi har kjøpt en geitebukk “Billy Willy” og to geitekje av rasen alpine. De er kjent for å gi mye melk. Disse har nå slått lag med de andre lokale geitene. Vi håper at Billy Willy vil være sitt ansvar bevisst, slik at vi snart kan feire nytt avkom. Disse geitekjeene vil bli distribuert til mottakerne i prosjektet vårt så snart de har gjennomført opplæringsprogrammene. Vi ønsker Billy Willy og kompani alt godt.

Her er et klipp fra opplæringen på farmen.

In connection with our vision of Project Ngele, we had our first training on dairy goat farming in January this year, at our farm in Taita Kenya. The training is made possible through the generous support of partners of ManGo Development. All our trainings are open for all interested and especially the surrounding farmers. We have purchased a buck “Billy Willy” and two doelings which are alpine goats and known for milk. They join our herd of local does. We hope that Billy Willy will fulfil his very vital role, so that we can soon celebrate new offspring. The doelings we expect will be distributed to the beneficieries of our project as they absorb the training program. We wish billy willy and his troupe all the best.

Here is a clip of the training that took place on the farm.
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Ngele goats http://man-go.no/ngele-goats/ http://man-go.no/ngele-goats/#comments Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:39:35 +0000 http://man-go.no/?p=1249 The goats are doing well in the farm. 5 widows have so far been given a goat to tend to while attending the Matokeo school. They will go there monthly to learn about goat keeping and farming. With the water tank now finished, the farm will be able to sustain not only the goats but also growing vegetables and fruits.

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