Save The Pastoralist Initiative

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Lebasha Lucia Epur, founded Save The Pastoralist Initiative to improve the nomadic Turkana community’s way of life through dry land agriculture. Save the Pastoralist will build a demonstration farm where women and children will learn and practice sustainable agricultural techniques, thereby reducing deaths due to hunger and malnutrition, reducing reliance on external food sources, and empowering women through education and economic improvement.  Lucia shared with us after she received the award that she has been trying to bring this project to life for seven years, and now understands that the reason she was told no for seven years was so that Resolution would be the first to say yes. Recently, the venture reported that more than 150 farmers benefited in one five-month period.