This is amazing to me. Jon met with Mercy this morning to discuss building health clinics in Malawi. As I read through her blog, I found this entry, from February, mentioning a KC local church, Church of the Ressurection in Leawood, as they helped fund the Moringa tree grove. It truly is a small, small world!
Research has shown that Moringa tree (called Chammwamba or Sangowa in Malawi) can make a massive contribution to good health. Therefore, The Malawi United Methodist Church (MUMC) in partnership with Church of the Resurrection (COR) from Kansas City, USA have embarked on a project to have Moringa Tree forests in Malawi. They recommend every home, community to grow and use Moringa trees. Madisi is the third site after Nsanje and Blantyre.
Moringa leaves can be used as food to combat malnutrition; they contain vitamins, proteins and minerals. The seeds can purify water, because they are a natural coagulant. The tree can also be used as medicine to treat High Blood Pressure, anemia etc, it is a gentle, natural antibiotic.
The vast majority of our families suffer poverty, and where there is severe poverty mothers and children are malnourished. Therefore, Moringa can help with problems of malnutrition. If…
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