I conducted several microgreens workshops to help underprivileged women lead self-sustainable lives by selling microgreens. With Project Microtopia, my aim was to combine and achieve two UN goals: promote sustainability through female empowerment and leadership.
I conducted a workshop where I instructed 50 underprivileged women on how beneficial microgreens are and the importance of using them in our daily diets. In order to make their endeavors cost-efficient and eco-friendly, we decided to grow these microgreens in milk bags, which also promoted the recycling and reuse of plastic.
This program was efficiently executed with minimal resources and supplies and we were able to grow mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, fennel seeds, peanuts, and several pulses like Bengal gram, black-eyed beans, cowpeas, and green gram in various houses.
Plant and Breathe
“There’s so much pollution in the air now that if it weren’t for our lungs there’d be no place to put it all.” ~ Robert Orben
During the pandemic, we realized the cost and importance of Oxygen.
Every human has the right to clean, fresh air. This thought compelled me to act by distributing some of the highest oxygen-giving plants to more than 100 people in my community and thereby also promoting my love for nature.
Do you know, according to NASA, snake plants produce the highest amounts of oxygen?
Seed & Grow back
This initiative is currently in Phase II of its operations.
I wanted to continue with my endeavors to grow as much as I could to address the problem of malnutrition.
There were families who wanted to contribute to the community gardens but were unable to due to lack of space. I distributed Grow bags which are light in weight and occupy less space. This solution worked wonders. After conducting several workshops on educating them on how to grow vegetables at home, they were able to cultivate in small spaces and yet make a massive impact.
The impact we have been able to make on communities has been immeasurable. I was not only being able to provide fresh, healthy produce to struggling families but was letting them know that there was someone who truly cared. Compassion along with my passion has been continuously teaching me responsibilities and life skills.
As a team, we are extremely proud of where we have come.
Magical tree in Every Home
Under this initiative, more than 300 shrubs of drumsticks commonly known as “Magical trees” were distributed to families. With its high nutritive values, every part of this tree is suitable for nutritional purposes. The leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins, and other essential phytochemicals. Extracts from the leaves are used to treat malnutrition and augment breast milk in lactating mothers. It is used as a potential antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, and antimicrobial agent.
Moringa oleifera, native to India, grows in the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. It is commonly known as ‘drumstick tree’ or ‘horseradish tree’. Moringa can withstand both severe drought and mild frost conditions and is hence widely cultivated across the world.
Moringa oleifera seed, a natural coagulant is extensively used in water treatment. The scientific effort of this research provides insights on the use of moringa as a cure for diabetes and cancer and the fortification of moringa in commercial products. This review explores the use of moringa across disciplines for its medicinal value and deals with cultivation, nutrition, commercial and prominent pharmacological properties of this “Miracle Tree”.
25th of June was one of the most memorable days of my life yet. I got a funding of $1150 from THE CHANGE MAKERS PROJECT.
Yes, I got funding of $1150 for my small initiative to make it more bigger and bigger . Now I had bigger responsibility on my shoulders to serve the more people. I was now ready to help people affected and suffering by malnutrition.
I identified 4 different land around my home to grow more vegetables and build a bigger community vegetable garden . We started growing bottle gourd, ladyfinger, Cow pea , pumpkin , turai , spinach and onion involving 300 people directly.