The Savior of Life (SOL) Foundation ™

The Savior of Life (SOL) Foundation ™

Monday, June 27, 2022

CASSIA/SENNA SIAMEA

This is one of the plants which are mostly planted in our school gardens. Senna siamea, also known as Siamese cassia, kassod tree, cassod tree and cassia tree, is a legume in the subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is native to South and Southeast Asia, although its exact origin is unknown. It is a medium-size, evergreen tree growing up to 18 m (60 ft) with yellow flowers. 

Senna siamea grows well in many environments, but it grows particularly well in lowland tropics. 

Here are some of its uses:

1. Senna siamea wood is used for furniture, poles, small timber, and fuelwood. 

2. Senna siamea is used in intercropping systems, windbreaks, and shelterbelts. It is also used as a shade tree in cocoa, coffee, and tea plantations. 

3. Also has medicinal properties, used in the management of constipation, diabetes, insomnia, hypertension, asthma, typhoid fever, and dieresis. Leaves and bark of medicinal plants were reported to be used locally as antimalarial medications.


Here are some of the benefits of the plant that we got from you :

@zainab_akadir (Instagram) -

" Is used to treat many health issues like constipation and diabetes " 

@aisha_bagha (Instagram) -

" Used of various medicinal purposes e.g asthma, hypertension etc " 

@_real_rizwana (Instagram) -

"Medical benefits" 

Mutuku Mutielega (Facebook) -

" Here in Kenya are used as medicine. They treat stomach ache. Also they produce good timber -very strong one. They provide good shed and air preservation, they give us oxygen "


Since you have read about its many benefits, feel free to visit our website and plant this tree in our school gardens helping many communities and schools : https://www.the-sol-foundation.org/store/p19/School_Garden.html

Friday, June 10, 2022

KENYAN SCHOOL GARDEN TREES

 Introduction 

The School Garden project initiated by SOL in collaboration with different partners aims to create a safe and productive environment for the underprivileged communities in rural Kenya. 

Schools are then trained to plant their own trees , hence able to provide food and nutrition for their members. The gardens have also helped provide income. 

We all grateful to all the local organizations, schools, teachers, students and most of all the contributors who have helped achieve this goal. 

This blog series will focus on the different trees which have been planted in the gardens, their location and their benefits. 

Together we can help achieve all the zero hunger goals and end hunger. 

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

ZERO HUNGER CHALLENGE GOALS

 1. Sustainable Food Systems. 

Making sure that the food cycle from agriculture to consumption are sustainable. Food security and nutrition for everyone are provided through sustainable food systems, which do not jeopardize the economic, social, or environmental foundations that will provide food security and nutrition for future generations. This will include transforming into climate-friendly agricultural techniques, such as diversifying output, taking climate change into consideration. 

2. Double Small-Scale Producer Incomes and Productivity to End Rural Poverty.

Ending rural poverty would need a concerted effort to boost small-scale farmers' revenue. Small-scale farmers are also crucial to feeding a growing global population in a sustainable manner. This would entail enhancing people's well-being through sustainable livelihoods, such as raising smallholder income and production as well as providing adequate rural jobs.

3. Adapt all Food Systems to Prevent Food Loss or Waste.

Adapting all food systems to a more sustainable method entails minimizing food losses during production, storage, and transportation, as well as food waste by retailers and consumers; enabling consumer choice; and pledges from producers, retailers, and consumers around the globe. 

4. All People Have Access to Adequate Food and Healthy Diets Throughout the Year.

Increasing people's resistance to shocks and pressures through addressing poverty and injustice. Food access, which is the foundation of a healthy and varied diet, is inextricably tied to both rights – notably equity and women's rights – and resilience.

5. Abolition of all Types of Malnutrition.

Poverty and inequality are both causes and consequences of malnutrition.

Undernutrition can produce hidden hunger, wasting, and stunting, all of which have lasting consequences for both people and society. Childhood obesity is on the rise in many parts of the world. To combat stunting, ensuring widespread access to healthy meals between the beginning of pregnancy and a child's second birthday is critical.

A multi-sectoral strategy should be used to assist this, including nutrition-sensitive health care, water, sanitation, education, agriculture, social protection, and particular nutrition interventions, as well as programs to empower women.


Thank you to all who answered our blog question on social media. Here are the answered we received: 

@aisha_bagha - 

"Ensure food access for everyone, improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture." 

@mentor_quresha -

"Enough food, good nutrition and healthy balanced diet." 

@_real_rizwana -

"Sustainable agriculture" 

@_sustainable_solutions -

" Ease accessible to food& water." 

@_nussy.nus_ - 

" 1. End hunger 2. Achieve food security & improved nutrition 3. Promote sustainable agriculture "