Give a man a spirulina and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to grow spirulina and the man feeds his village every day.
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.
Foundation of the association
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 studentsto launch the successful project Thriving Green. In the meantime Thriving Green is a registered,non-profit association with more than 20 active members.
Two locations and many more
After years of challenges and many changes, we can now proudly look back on our progress: Spirulina is grown and distributed in self-developed cultivation facilities at two locations in Kenya, improving the health of locals has improved significantly. Volunteers 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, whichmeasures 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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