Join the real food revolution! This is the slogan of Phillip Munyasia (29), who grew up in Mitume. He founded of the grassroots organization OTEPIC to help the people in his surroundings to become self-sufficient in the supply of food and water. In the middle of the shanty town together with his team he developed two permaculture gardens for learning, and has already taught many hundreds of people how to grow healthy crops in polycultures without artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides on small pieces of land: empowering people to help themselves.
OTEPIC’s current goals are a solar pump for drinking-water where people can get drinking-water for free, and the building of a water retention landscape. This will fill the ground with water in a sustainable way and makes water available also in the dry season. Another miracle is that the local administration supports this project.
To gain the knowledge that is necessary and get international support, he and a team collegue will take part in the Water Symposium of Tamera (26th to 29t of April) and the four weeks education in May.
In June he will travel through Switzerland, Austria and Germany to promote his project and find international partners.