Meet Collins

Collins Swa was first introduced to Thrive in 2013 and recently graduated to become a Master Organic Agricultural Trainer (MOAT) . After completing a total of 19 community Life Gardens which has impacted more than 500 people, Collins has now moved on to working with partners. Collins is assisting JusTea, a fair trade tea company, to create 18 community Life Gardens of their own. Together, JusTea and Thrive are working to bring health and nutrition to a region and industry that is deeply impacted by malnutrition and under-produces due to sickness.

Project Location: Nandi Hills, Kenya

Certifications:

  • Organic Agricultural Trainer
  • Discipleship Training School
  • Thrive Leadership
  • Master Organic Agricultural Trainer

is proud to support Life Gardens in Nandi Hills

JusTea believes in providing equal opportunity to everyone. Over the last 7 years, they have partnered with small scale, Kenyan tea farmers, creating more than 200 sustainable jobs. To extend their impact, JusTea is going a step further by partnering with Thrive for Good to bring health and nutrition to 450 tea-pluckers and community members in Nandi. The creation of Life Gardens will reduce the prevalence of malaria by up to 75%, provide the nutrients our bodies need to thrive and allow individuals to reach their full potential.

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Total number of Life Gardens

65

Total Number of Garden Beds

30

Total Number of People Benefiting

2275

Meals Produced Monthly

1137

Dollar Value of Food Produced

“Before I came to Thrive, I used to suffer a lot from typhoid and malaria. Once I learned about healthy foods and natural medicine, I changed my eating style. Since then I have not had to go to the hospital again. Eating a variety of vegetables and greens has strengthened my immune system. I am thankful that I am now a Thrive trainer and can share this knowledge that changed my life.”

– Collins Swa

How JusTea’s partnership gift is used:

100% of funds go directly to supporting Collins and his thriving Life Gardens.

It costs $550 a month to sponsor the impact Melvin is creating.
Here’s how far JusTea’s donation dollars go in Kenya every month:

$50

Everything begins with a seed. Once planted, it is nurtured, fed and supported.

$100

Education empowers choice, change, opportunity and power.

$100

Transparency through communication to share the impact that you are supporting.

$100

Travelling to reach the marginalized and all areas of society.

$200

Love and support for our trainer’s thriving family.