On Thursday, April 19, 2018, PotNetwork Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS:POTN) brought stakeholders from across Kenya to plant 1,000 acacia trees in the Ngong Hills. Government officials, conservation groups, children from various group homes, and many others took part in a tree planting exercise at Corner Baridi, Ngong Hills in an effort to reclaim and reforest this ravaged natural landscape.
Totaling more than 3,000 hectares when it was originally set aside in 1932, the Ngong Hills Forest Reserve was reduced to just 1,200 acres by 2005. Reforesting this vital ecosystem will help to combat soil erosion and restore this important forest to its former glory.
Officially recognized as the intellectual property of the Maasai Tribe, this vital ecosystem and watershed 30 kilometers from Nairobi has been depleted due to soil erosion caused by aggressive deforestation. Once the training location for the best Kenyan distance runners, the Ngong Forest is a source of inspiration and pride for all of humanity.
Event organizer Exponential, Inc. (XPO2) is proud to support efforts to enrich the natural landscapes of Kenya. Since the beginning of April 2018, XPO2 and its partner POTN have helped to plant more than 8,000 Acacia trees in the Ngong Hills.
Participating Kenyan organizations
1. Kajiado County Environmental Action Group/Mazingiramashinani -- Support
2. Embulbul/Ololua Environment Waste Management Group -- Lead Conservators
3. Team Environment Kenya -- Lead Support Conservators
4. Kajiado County Forest Office -- Support
5. Kenya Forest Service/Kenya Forestry Research Institute -- Government Official Authorities
6. Rotary Kenya -- Planting Grounds Permission & Support
7. Ngong Hills Community & Youth Group -- Participants and Ground Preparations
8. Ngong Road Forest Association -- Support
9. Cara Project -- Tree Planting Participants
10. Hekima Place -- Tree Planting Participants
11. Tania Integrated Academy -- Tree Planting Participants
12. Greening Kenya Foundation -- Support
13. Warren Foundation-- Support
14. Ngong Metro Community Forest Association -- Support
15. Kerarapon Development -- Support
16. MMU students -- Tree Planting Participants
17. Environmental Journalism Kenya -- Tree Planting Participants
18. KU students -- Tree Planting Participants
19. Ngong Hills Residents Association -- Support
20. Rongai Sacco -- Support
21. Kona Baridi Community -- Support
22. Shelter Children’s Home -- Tree Planting Participants
This event also marks the launch of an umbrella group called “Ngong Forest Conservation Trust,” whose sole objective is to restore the Ngong Hills and Forests with funds raised by XPO2.
XPO2: Fundraising disrupted
Exponential, Inc. is a cause-related technology marketing company and creator of the white label XPO2 fundraising, marketing and e-commerce platform.
XPO2 offers small- to medium-sized nonprofit organizations and charities the opportunity to connect with donors from around the world and secure the funds they need to fulfill their missions. The platform will be raising funds in Kenya that will go directly towards protecting the natural landscape and strengthening local communities.
Exponential, Inc. is a global company dedicated to supporting efforts that lead to a “net social impact.” As the key performance indicator guiding real-world results and impact investment success, “net social impact” is a measure to define “the good” small- and medium-sized NGOs are achieving every day.
That means every dollar raised to support the people, animals and natural landscapes of a place like Kenya will stay there to ensure that efforts continue long after April 19. Thanks to the support of POTN, XPO2 manages to create measurable results that protect natural resources and improve the quality of life for citizens around the world.
Following recent POTN-sponsored charitable events in the Philippines and Vietnam, this reforesting effort marks the beginning of XPO2’s efforts in Africa.
Between April 17 and 27, XPO2 is in Kenya raising funds and lending direct support to various non-profit organizations, community action groups and charities.
The team will be led by founder and CEO Dom Einhorn, with support from XPO2 representatives from Vietnam, France, Kenya and the United States.
XPO2 is proud to be working with sponsors like POTN to create measurable real-world results that improve the health, well-being, and quality of life for people around the world.
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