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Owerri Nigeria School Project Funding

Dear Tree of Life Community

We have decided to approach things one step at a time. Our next project is in Owerri, Nigeria It is a school for the deaf and or mute or both. It has 375 students, and they have no water or electricity or security. These teenagers can’t really defend themselves because they can’t hear approaching marauders so having water and electricity. They will have both light and water so they don’t have to go outside at night, which gives them some level of protection from rape and attacks. Your contribution will be a great boon to this group of people as this school with 375 students actually has a new operating budget for the students. Your participation can make this happen again. We are setting our goal at $10,000, which doesn’t cover all that needs to be done, but will bring them water and electricity. 

We very much want to thank you for contributing to the $10,000 we were requesting for our Ghana projects. As a result of our funding we will now be repairing 44 wells in 28 different communities bringing over 20,000 people clean water. Since this is West Africa and there is a potential danger of Ebola, this is a major preventative protection. As of yet there are no reported cases of Ebola in Ghana and clean water plays an important role in keeping it that way. So this is a very exciting thing that we have done.

Thank you very much for participating in the healing of the world. 

Blessings,
Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD
Director Tree of Life Foundation

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West Africa Project Funding Request

West Africa Project Funding Request

Funding Request for:

  • Two roundtrip tickets from West Africa for two organic, veganic farming teachers in training = $6,000
  • Immediate repair of 8 well water pumps to provide potable water to the Jasikan District in Ghana = $1,000

Make your tax deductible checks payable to Tree of Life Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit religious organization.

The Tree of Life Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit religious organization, in conjunction with PPEP, has projects for the prevention and healing of diabetes and bringing people all over the world into a plant-based diet. In particular we have programs in West Africa, and this request for funding is about our programs in West Africa. We have a NGO called WARES (West African Rural Empowerment Society) to which I have been elected vice president. Dr. John Arnold, of PPEP, is the secretary treasurer.

The project is focused on food, water, and diabetes prevention and education. About 20 years ago in the Jasikon District, a district of 38 villages that we serve primarily located in Ghana’s rainforest, 28 manual pumps were installed in these villages. However, these pumps were not properly maintained and now none of them work, which means that people are forced to get water from the river. With growing concerns about Ebola and other communicable diseases, the river is not a safe source of potable water free from bodily discharge. We need to fix these pumps as soon as possible.

In analyzing the situation and working with the water mechanic from the area it appears that all the pumps have the same problems, namely that specific parts have broken. Our plan is to start with the 8 pumps in the immediate region we are serving (including Old Baika, New Baika, Ayoma, and Tetema). This is the region where our work is most imminently happening. We have a paid, trained health worker there to do the diabetes education and prevention work. Our goal is to have clean water for the area so that people are not drinking from the polluted river. We believe this could happen quickly with the proper funding. This amounts to $1,000 USD for the 8 pumps to be repaired.

Additionally, our focus is to bring organic, veganic farming to the regions we are serving, namely Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, and Ethiopia. We have set up a 3-month organic, veganic farming training program at Tree of Life Foundation international headquarters in Patagonia, Arizona. This program allows us to train people to go back and teach others in these countries in Africa of how to do organic farming. We have selected 2 people to who are already highly skilled who are running their own farms who have already proven themselves in their commitment to our work. One of these is an agronomist, who runs our program in Ghana. The other is an organic farmer in Cameroon, who helps with our program there. What we simply need is to purchase their roundtrip tickets, which is approximately $3,000 each depending on the actual time of year they come. The Tree of Life Foundation will cover all their expenses working and studying on our organic, veganic farm. Our request is for funds to purchase two $3,000 roundtrip tickets for these gentlemen to come train with us on our farm and then return to teach farmers in Ghana and Cameroon. This brings our total request to $7,000, which is moderate but needed for us to take this next step to bring healthy food and clean water to these areas. These are the fundamentals that can ultimately eliminate infectious disease. I thank you for responding as quickly as possible to this request and bless you in advance for helping us to meet this modest requirement as we step forward with our overall program development.

You may make checks payable to Tree of Life Foundation, a 501c3 not-for-profit religious organization.

 

Sincerely,

Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD

Director Tree of Life Foundation

Vice President of WARES

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Diabetes in Papua

Diabetes Prevention: Dr. Cousens Collaborates with Papua New Guinea

By Elizabeth Miae

Minister for Public Enterprises and State Investments, Ben Micah has declared war on diabetes in the country. A diabetic, Micah has come out strongly against the disease that was affecting and killing about 70% of Papua New Guineans at a time when the country is experiencing an economic boom.

Micah expressed his concern during a media conference in Port Moresby yesterday when welcoming American diabetes expert Dr. Gabriel Cousens to the country.

Cousens, a world leading research scientist on diabetes, is in the nation’s capital to give lectures on diabetes treatment, prevention programs and other lifestyle diseases. He was invited by Micah to come to PNG and share his expertise on preventing diabetes.

Micah said he was concerned about how massive funds were coming into the country from major resource projects and if misused by people it could lead to unhealthy lifestyles—the major cause of the disease in the country.

He therefore invited Cousens to work with the government for a national plan on diabetes prevention and treatment. “The experience of Nauru is one we must not repeat. Millions of mina they received from their 50 years of mining phosphate has seen Nauru having the highest rate of blindness, cancer, heart and kidney diseases due to diabetes,” the minister said. “This is a sad story and a paradox to economic development.”

“We must plan to avoid this as we embark on massive economic development that will see substantial funds on our hands and as we see lifestyle changes coming in.”

Micah told journalists that he did not really understand the disease when he was first diagnosed with type B diabetes in 2009 until he sought advice from former health minister and Anglimp-South Waghi MP Jamie Maxtone-Graham on Cousens’ programs.

“This is the biggest killer and it’s worse than HIV/AIDS but nothing has been done to address this. I’m a living testimony to this and I want to fight diabetes. I want to defeat diabetes and defeat death.”

Micah has urged people to seriously invest their time and money on their health. Cousens praised the minister for taking the lead at the national level adding that diabetes can be prevented and healed at any age.

“Some of our patients are in their 90s but through our programs they have been able to prevent and reverse their conditions.”

Cousens said if people stopped eating too much food that contained white sugar and white flour, diabetes could be prevented. He will give a public lecture on curing diabetes at Sir John Guise stadium tomorrow.