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Challenger Profile at a Glance

Meet Pachamama Alliance Kenya, 2021 International Climate Action Challenge Eco-Champion award-winners!


  • #52 – Pachamama Alliance Kenya
  • Registered Challengers: Micah Opondo, Henry Nyandiko, Tom Opondo
  • Location: Migori County and Homabay County, Southwestern Kenya
  • 90-Day Challenge Period: September 1 – November 30, 2021

Video Script

Pachamama‌ ‌Alliance‌ ‌Kenya‌ 
We‌ ‌plant‌ ‌trees,‌ ‌like‌ ‌here.‌ ‌Tree‌ ‌nurseries‌ ‌if‌ ‌we‌ ‌start‌ ‌even‌ ‌now‌ ‌and‌ ‌open‌ ‌it‌ ‌up‌ ‌to‌ ‌the‌ ‌members‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ community.‌ ‌These‌ ‌people‌ ‌surrounding‌ ‌us‌ ‌will‌ ‌come‌ ‌running‌ ‌to‌ ‌buy‌ ‌tree‌ ‌seedlings‌ ‌from‌ ‌us.‌ ‌In‌ ‌that‌ ‌way,‌ ‌we‌ will‌ ‌start‌ ‌receiving‌ ‌money/income.‌ ‌We‌ ‌can‌ ‌approach‌ ‌it‌ ‌as‌ ‌an‌ ‌income‌ ‌generating‌ ‌activity.‌ 
We‌ ‌create‌ ‌awareness,‌ ‌and‌ ‌answer‌ ‌questions‌ ‌on‌ ‌environmental‌ ‌conservation.‌ 
We‌ ‌train‌ ‌youth,‌ ‌women,‌ ‌school‌ ‌going‌ ‌children‌ ‌as‌ ‌well.‌ 
Conducting‌ ‌an‌ ‌awareness‌ ‌training‌ ‌before‌ ‌learned‌ ‌professionals‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌joke.‌ 
Trees‌ ‌are‌ ‌also‌ ‌used‌ ‌as‌ housing‌ ‌materials‌ ‌as‌ ‌well‌ ‌as‌ ‌control‌ ‌and‌ ‌care‌ ‌for‌ ‌wildlife.‌ ‌In‌ ‌this‌ ‌way,‌ ‌we‌ ‌stand‌ ‌to‌ benefit‌ ‌from‌ ‌tourist‌ ‌visits‌ ‌to‌ ‌animal‌ ‌parks.‌ 

Impact Highlights

During the 90-day challenge, the Pachamama Alliance Kenya team: 

  • Started three environmental clubs.
  • Planted 3,600 grevillea and grandis eucalyptus trees with students, volunteers, teachers and the Pachamama Alliance Kenya team at primary schools in Migori and Homabay Counties.



About the 2021 International Climate Action Challenge

Green Team Academy empowers everyday people to #BeTheChange. We host the annual challenge to help regular people take and idea and go from passion to action in 90 days. Together our teams plant tens of thousands of trees, remove tons of trash from our rivers, and work with youth, women, and communities around the world. 

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