the guardian project
an agriculture & conservation initiative generating an ever-growing amount of benefit and good in the Great Lakes area of East Africa.
composting. tree-planting. seed distribution.
self-sufficiency, sustainability, scalability, transparency,
community-building and conservation.
focusing on women,
we concentrate on cooperatives
bordering national parks,
because a stable community
does not poach
the animals and trees within.
Our presence in conflict-ridden areas
supports farming as a successful alternative
to picking up weapons
an opportunity to lay down weapons,
while our presence in post-conflict areas
helps communities re-build.
Dr. Jane Goodall and The Guardian Project share the
One Community vision.
"Our community-centered conservation programs in Africa
empower local people to build sustainable livelihoods
while promoting regional conservation goals such as reforestation
and ending the illegal, commercial bushmeat trade....
to create stable communities which work with us
to protect and conserve the environment shared
by all Earth’s living creatures. "
-Dr. Jane Goodall
With The Guardian Project
you facilitate opportunity through direct,
grass-roots interaction with local farming families,
working with them in their journey
to self-sustaining independence,
and encouraging them to be pro-active participants
in community and country.
video courtesy of Paula Vlamings
Dr. Mohammed Yunnis and The Guardian Project share a focus on social and personal responsibility and the importance of giving in an empowering and sustainable way.
"A charitable dollar has only one life; a Social Business dollar can be invested over and over again."
"In my experience, poor people are the world's greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income."
-Dr. Mohammad Yunnis