History

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.

Thomas Edison

The beginning

Through a report on the Turkana region, our founder Alexander became aware of the catastrophic hunger situationin Kenya, caused by heat, drought and salty-alkaline groundwater and further aggravated by climate change. Conventional agriculture is hardly possible under these conditions.

However, through his studies in biology, Alexander knew that there are nutritious organisms that can grow excellently under these conditions, for example, our algae Spirulina. The fundamental idea for Thriving Green was thus born! To combat the existing malnutrition, the local population can grow spirulina as a supplement to traditional agriculture to provide themselves with valuable vitamins, minerals and proteins.

Alexander was quicklyable to convinceJens, Daniel and Stefan of his ideaat the student association enactus Regensburg e.V. Together they worked out a feasible concept and founded a team of Regensburg studentsingthe successful project Thriving Green project.

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Foundation of the association

Since 2018, Thriving Green has been a registerednon-profit organization association with more than 10 active members. In addition to long-standing, experienced members, there are always new, motivated students who enthusiastically join our team. The colorful mix of different disciplines enriches our work in the fight against malnutrition.

After many years on the board of Thriving Green, Alexander and Daniel decided to take on new challenges and leave the association at the end of 2022. The whole Thriving Green team would like to thank them for their commitment and wish them all the best for the future! Since then, Marie has joined our two experienced members Jens and Stefan on the Board. Together they want to shape the future of the association!

Two locations and many more

After years of challenges and many changes, we can now proudly look back on our progress: Atthree locations in Kenya, we have been able to work with local residents to developed cultivation facilities for the cultivation of spirulina. from a variety of disciplines have traveled to Kenya over time for Thriving Green to optimize the production process, explore new locations, and educate local people about our superfood. We have even developed a sensor, which measures important parameters in the breeding tank, which allows us to ensure perfect growing conditions.

We have big plans for the future of our project. With your support, we can reach even more malnourished people. Together we can contribute to the fight against world hunger!

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