The Impact of Vision Pioneering

by Esther Garvi


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If you can turn a barren field into a fruit-bearing Eden Garden, even when you reside next to the Sahara desert, you have invested in the future.


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Your family will rely on the trees and harvest fruits and leaves throughout the year, even in times of need.


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Your children will grow up healthy, enjoying a nutritious and varied diet.


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Your surplus of fruit will easily be sold at the market, giving you a source of income that you never thought possible before.


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The Eden Garden will provide activity for every member of the family; uniting brothers and sisters, husbands and wives.


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Your daughters will grow up to be self-confident young women, knowing that their Eden Garden provides them with endless means and opportunities.


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If you can turn your barren field into a fruit-bearing Eden Garden, your family will achieve self-sustainability and you will no longer be considered poor.

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Eden Foundation was founded in 1985, based on the following vision:

There are more than 70,000 edible species in the world, of which merely 20 provide 90% of what we humans consume.


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Imagine what this untapped potential - the Lost Treasures of Eden - could do for the poorest of the poor!

Out of seven countries in West Africa, Niger was chosen as the starting place - where the challenge was the greatest.


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Today, a quarter of a century later, there are 2,700 registered Eden Gardens in the Tanout area in the northeastern part of the country.


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As the trees produce fruit, their guardians reach for a sustainable life, independent of outside aid.

That is vision pioneering.

One Response

  1. m.e. Says:

    Every time I read the story of how Eden came to be, I am thrilled and excited. What a wonderful work! Your photographs and words are simple, powerful, and direct.