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"Stories about the different challenge’s children around the world face in getting to school always put things smack bang into perspective for me. I mean, elephants blocking the roads and rainy season flooding…things we would never even conceive of… I remember seeing kids paddling their canoes to school in the morning in Bougainville and making me realise maybe my 20-minute walk to school wasn’t so hard after all…" ChildFund Programme Officer, Matt Fowler.
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Most Kiwis won’t be too familiar with Moringa, a mineral-rich, fast-growing and hardy tree that offers multiple food sources and health benefits. But with a growing focus on healthy foods, especially vegan and vegetarian, it's hard not to see this highly nutritious plant as the next best thing since kale, goji berries or chia seeds. 
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Imagine the only toilet your children can use at school is in a crumbly old concrete block overgrown with trees and then when they have finished there is nowhere for them to wash their hands. Not a nice thought at all, but now the students at this rural school in Batticaloa can go to the toilet with dignity and wash their hands afterward.
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ChildFund New Zealand has worked with communities in Emali, Kenya for over four years to successfully grow, harvest and sell the superfood Moringa, aka the “Miracle Tree”. Now, on the back of ChildFund supported business training, a local collective Emuka has taken Moringa to the next level by processing it into a range of market-ready products.  

 

 

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