We MAKE
the world grow!

Growing stronger communities through
urban farming

Growing stronger communities through urban farming

Growth4Change brings together environmental activists, urban farmers, and social entrepreneurs around the common goal of fighting poverty through urban farming and green growth. It is a unique collaboration between Swedish and Kenyan actors. The initiative is powered by Voices4Change in close collaboration with the Swedish company Ljusgårda.

In Korogocho, one of Nairobi’s informal communities, about 60% of the residents lives in poverty. The area is overcrowded, and unemployment is high. Homes consist of sheds, and people have limited access to water, sanitation, and nutritious food. Many people make a living from the Dandora dumpsite nearby, they scavenge waste and sell whatever can be recycled.

This is where we operate.

Our Mentor Joshua - What-is-Growht4Change

How we make a difference

How we make a difference

Entrepreneurship 

Growth4Change enables people to create their own agri-businesses and fight urban poverty within their communities. Having a sustainable livelihood is a fundamental step towards a safer, healthier and more prosperous future.

 

Knowledge and skills

Know-how changes lives! Training and mentorship are provided in urban farming and entrepreneurship.  Professionals in urban agriculture are engaged to support the farmers with the expertise needed to run small-scale agri-businesses and grow food for themselves.

Nutrition and health

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We promote innovative urban farming techniques!  Hydroponics is a form of farming that uses no soil, but instead grows plants in a solution of water and nutrients. It is ideal for crowded places, and gives people access to healthy and nutritious food. 

– News from the Karungu farm in Nairobi –

The Karungu farm is our demo and training site for hydroponics farming methods and technology. 

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Meet Joshua Kiamba, born and raised in Korogocho. Joshua has a great passion for farming and educates schools and community groups in sustainable and climate-smart agriculture.

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Joshua and Martin Mutethia are making the final adjustments of the farming table. The plants must be farmed above ground due to the pollution and toxic soil in the area. 

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Joshua in full action painting the table. This is one of the steps in building the Ebb and Flow hydroponic table. 

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Nothing is wasted! Growth4Change is all about finding creative solutions. A billboard canvas becomes a table cover.

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Dressed for success! Charles Lukania is not only an expert in planting seedlings, he is also our amazing project coordinator.

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Joshua taking a break among what will become plant pots, all types of plastic bottles become pots and old water bottles are turned into water systems.

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Martin is ready to serve! These plants are not farmed in soil but in gravel with a nutrition solution. This is one of the key functions in hydroponic farming.  

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Our team is constantly testing and evaluating new methods. With this one, the water pours from the top and soaks the plants on its way down.

Meet the team

Charles-Lukania - Growth4Change

Charles
Lukania

Project Coordinator
Environmentalist, activist, green champion and social entrepreneur.

Joshua-Kiamba- Growth4Change

Joshua
Kiamba

Trainer and Mentor
Urban farmer, activist, artist and social entrepreneur.

Erik-Lundgren - Growht4Change

Erik
Lundgren

Technical Associate, Ljusgårda AB
Catalyst behind our hydroponics farm. Born entrepreneur.

Maria-Zachs - Growht4Change

Maria
Zachs

Project Manager
Activist, social entrepreneur and founder of Voices4Change.

Maria-Zachs - Growht4Change

Carina
Sjövill

Communication Manager
Newbie activist and social entrepreneur.

Martin-Mutethia-Growht4Change

Martin
Mutethia

Information Manager
Awesome data collector and monitoring expert.

We would love to get in contact with you! If you are interested to know more or to support our team, drop your name, contacts and a message below.

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