Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

Moringa Community is committed to helping the people of Ghana, West Africa improve their quality of life by developing sustainable locally appropriate technologies, and to train local citizens in this model in order to provide occupational opportunity, reduce the physical rigors of rural African lifestyles, and help meet basic life needs for those of developing nations.  To this end, we have already completed the construction or the Moringa Community School of Trades in the village of Breman Baako, Central Region of Ghana, W. Africa.  We provide training in Food Preservation & Nutrition, Agriculture and Farming Machine Based Woodworking, Weaving, Soap Making, and other traditional craft related trades. Our mission is to fight poverty through empowering underprivileged people to create practical, locally appropriate small businesses that can sustain them and their families through the joy of work and the satisfaction of accomplishment. 

Our Philosophy

Moringa Community is a practical and realistic goal-oriented grass roots effort to improve the lives of impoverished people in West Africa. Our goal is not to give charity but to educate and empower Ghanaians according to the philosophy of "Give a man a fish and feed him for only one day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a life time." We can throw endless dollars of aid to Africa in feeding it's people but sending containers of food, although an oft times needed short term fix, in the long view such aid does nothing to solve the problem, it only treats the symptoms. Our goal is to help the African people help themselves and to determine their own future, not be victims of the past.


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Moringa Community 
C/O Jody Christianson 
P.O. Box 3007
Bozeman, MT  59772-3007

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