[CAF Note: I try to support entrepreneurs who are making a difference in their communities. Philip Munyasia is one of them. This was originally posted on October 8th, 2012. I am bringing current as we just made a donation today to address emergency needs created by floods and because Philip has added Paypal to their website which makes it much easier to donate on line!]
Organic Technology Extension and Promotion of Initiative Centre: Empowering African Communities.
- Come together in communities
- Grow abundance in mixed cultures – without any chemicals
- Recycle your organic waste and make compost
- Learn to treat water as a living being
- Be friendly to animals
- Make income from the surplus
- Save your seeds
- Cook with Solar Energy or Bio- gas
- Share with your neighbors
- And join the global food revolution.
Philip Odhiambo Munyasia, the founder of OTEPIC, grew up in Mitume as the youngest of 8 brothers and had the rare opportunity to visit a high school. Afterwards, he started to teach people in his neighborhood how to grow their own food and improve their situation. Eager to learn more, he was given the opportunity to do an internship in the Permaculture farm. “Ecology Action” in California. Later he took part in the Global Campus training program in Tamera, Portugal where he became familiar with Sepp Holzer´s permaculture. He has returned to his neighborhood after every visit abroad, with a deep wish to change the situation of his people and has acquired ideas for how to do it.
In 2008, he founded OTEPIC and created a team which has been teaching people, initiatives, groups and communities to use Permaculture as an alternative way to gain food security and to conserve nature and biodiversity.
Learn more about OTEPIC and how to support their efforts here.