Strong Harvest’s International Peer Educator Program
Peer education is the foundation of our work. Through our training program, local participants become subject matter experts in basic nutrition and the cultivation and uses of the moringa tree. They then share their knowledge within their own communities and beyond. Peer Educator groups have ownership of their moringa project, allowing them to shape it in ways that meet their community’s unique situation and needs.
- Hands-on training sessions and materials pertaining to moringa, nutrition, clean water, and economic opportunities.
- Training kits to be used as our Peer Educators train others in their communities
- Project planning assistance
- Follow-up training and problem solving assistance
- Financial literacy and small business training for those who wish to realize an economic benefit from their moringa trees
- Identification of market pathways for the sale of moringa products
It is SHI’s goal to share with everyone how the cultivation and use of locally available and sustainable crops, such as moringa, can be the foundation of a better life.
Strong Harvest’s U.S. Peer Educator Program
As more people seek to have a significant impact in the world, Strong harvest offers the ability for everyone to participate in the global fight against hunger and poverty. We hold two to three U.S.-based Peer Educator trainings each year, preparing people to teach others about basic nutrition and moringa and to then share their knowledge through Strong Harvest team trips or wherever they may travel on their own. You can participate in a training seminar either in-person at our Vancouver, Washington, headquarters, or you can join us live online. The cost is $80, which includes our full-color, 82-page training manual. Learn more . . .
U.S. Peer Educator Training
All Skilled Up
Manuals Translated into French
New Peer Educators in Togo!
Advanced Training Session
Planting Health and Hope
Thanks to Ralph, families in West African communities have been empowered with the knowledge they need to have rich nutrition, clean water, and additional income – all through the simplicity of the moringa tree!
See what our Peer Educators are saying:
Jean in Togo
Isabel in Nicaragua
Isabel lives in a very poor village where malnutrition and sickness are rampant. She told us, “Since receiving Strong Harvest training I’ve eaten moringa every day and my health has really improved.” Isabel took pages and pages of notes during her Peer Educator training and has put them to good use training dozens of people in her community. She is making an impact!
Megan in Vancouver, WA
As our translation coordinator, Megan coordinates the translation of our manual into various languages. She also speaks Spanish fluently. When traveling with Strong Harvest in Nicaragua, she helped to interpret our training seminars and shared with us one of her favorite things, “I just love it when I’m interpreting and I see people have that ‘Aha!’ moment when they really understand what moringa can do for their lives!”
Lesly in Nicaragua
We didn’t know when we first trained Lesly that his youngest son, Benjamin, was very sick and that he and his wife, Maria, thought they might lose him. When we saw Lesly again 10 months later he told us, “Since we started using moringa, Benjamin started improving. He gained 10 pounds in three months. Obviously, I know that God really healed him, but the moringa helped him to gain weight. That’s what is amazing for me and my family.”