About Momentum

Eradicating Hunger and Malnutrition

Malnutrition is the term for lacking nourishment in your diet in either the form of deficiencies or imbalances in the intake of nutrients and/or energy. The form of malnutrition that Momentum Trust (MT) is working with is “undernutrition”. This term includes stunting (low height for age), wasting (low weight for height), underweight (low weight for age) as well as a lack of life essential vitamins and minerals (micronutrient deficiencies and insufficiencies), (WHO, 2020).

Momentum Trust wants to be the first mover in collaborating and building trustful relationships with the Kenyan farmers working towards global health equality. Right now more than half of the morbidity and mortality cases among children in Kenya are as a result of micronutrient deficiencies. A poor nutrition status leaves one more exposed to infectious diseases and is therefore a serious life threat. This is where MT wants to make a difference by providing Kenyan farmers with seeds to grow nutritious food crops and by teaching them ways to implement these crops in their everyday diet to ensure that they and their children have a diet high in essential minerals and vitamins.   

To achieve national food security and sufficiency through a better food production in the rural areas of Kenya, a focus is set on growing nutritious, resistant, traditional food crops like sorghum, millet, sweet potatoes, peas, amaranth, mung beans, and chia.

 

Food and Profit

Momentum’s work is manifested in nutritional food and profit for the farmers. Only through food can the farmers and their families survive, and through the profit from selling their crops the farmers can invest in the future of the family.

As our farmers always say. Everything starts with food. With no food in the stomach how can you provide for the family? 

Growing together

Momentum provides a simple and sustainable strategy for eradicating hunger and malnutrition in Africa. At the core of our work is to gain the trust to the farmers and working in a partnership. When you have trust to each other long-term impact can be created. 

 

 

 

 

 

MISSION
Change the livelihood!

In short, we wish to change the livelihoods for farmers, beginning with food, through profitable and sustainable agricultural projects.
At the moment, our primary focus is on Kenya, where we are collaborating with more than 4000 small-scale farmers. As a development organization (NGO), we work to change and challenge the traditional way of doing development work. We do not believe that handouts makes any positive impact and that is why we believe and work through an empowerment perspective to offer self-help to the small-scale farmers in Kenya.
We are passionate about our efforts and have dedicated ourselves fully to the expansion and impact of our agricultural initiative with a business twist.

VISION
Creating change that matters!

We know that we cannot change all peoples’ lives, and this is no our focus. However, we do want to help create a lasting change for the people that we reach! In cooperation with African small-scale farmers, our vision is to establish profitable and sustainable agricultural projects, through business strategies.


Our primary goal is to provide an opportunity for farmers to become food-secure, self-reliant and to increase their yield to a level where they can make a profit out of it. In this way, we believe that we can alleviate poverty and hunger and improve the farmers’ livelihoods. We believe, that in time we are able to create change and development for and with small scale-farmers across the African continent, through our business approach.