Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal Plants
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal Plants
This project involves the cultivation and propagation of medicinal plants. One of the main aims of this project is to allow the parents of needy children and in particular the mothers, to earn an income through the commercialisation of medicinal plants. The members of APEDED and the parents involved in the project will help in the cultivation of the medicinal plants that will then be sold in the form of seedlings and plants as well as dried leaves that have been packed. Through this project many women will moreover be able to become partly self-sufficient and will also benefit from training that will enhance their capabilities.

The sale of the medicinal plants and seedlings is aimed at encouraging people to have medicinal corners in their gardens that allow them to readily use the plants to benefit from their various properties. This will at the same time help in preserving the biodiversity of our flora in some measure. It is to be noted that many parents have already taken the initiative for the setting up of medicinal corners in their own gardens. This will additionally contribute to increasing carbon sinks for mitigation of climate change.

Another objective of the project is to revive the use of medicinal plants and motivate people to use traditional medicinal plants for relief of certain illnesses. The fact that people are progressively becoming more health conscious and seem to be increasingly aware of the beneficial effects of medicinal plants and traditional cures is an encouraging sign and bodes well for the success of this project. This project thus aims at conserving and promoting the sustainable use of medicinal plants. Through this project moreover community members may be expected to become more aware of the existence and importance of medicinal plants.

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Project Snapshot

Association Pour L’Education des Enfants Defavorisés
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,397.49
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 5,364.72
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 1,893.13
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
The parents who are involved in the project are from the lower income bracket and cannot afford to send their children to school due to lack of necessary fund for the purchase of their school materials. This project aims at ensuring that the mothers are provided with an income generating activity, through the sale of the medicinal plants and the dried leaves of these plants.
Capacity - Building Component
The project comprises training and sensitisation of the women to inform them of the properties of the medicinal plants, the techniques involved in their cultivation as well as the method of drying and packing the leaves of the plants for sale.

Grantee Contact

Mrs Anooradah Pooran


Dr Bour Street
Forest Side ,

SGP Country office contact

Mrs. Pamela Bapoo-Dundoo
(230) 213 53 84
(230) 212 14 11


2nd Floor, Sugar Industry Pension Fund Building, 1 Remy Ollier Street
Port Louis, Mauritius

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