The Guardian Project continues to expand
Eastern D.R. Congo
as well as small initiatives in Togo and Bhutan.
The Guardian Project has directly provided
7,338 sheep & goats
20 Guinea Pigs
17,870 kgs of crop seeds
5 Community Bee-Keeping Start-ups & Expansions
3 Completed Worm Farms- for soil regeneration
3 Fish Farms
750 Library Books
240 Pairs Women's Running Shoes
2,000 Pairs Reading Glasses
4 Hockey Bags Filled With School Supplies
1 Laptop Computer
"Rita and Jeff did an amazing job and really caught the people’s attention. It was fantastic to see how they managed to engage the villagers and involved them, and how passionate and dedicated they are. Their project is absolutely brilliant in its simplicity, and the villagers understood that it is such an easy concept and that they don’t need money for it but can all do it themselves with what they have."
Greystoke Mahale Manager
micro-finance initiative and training workshop,
to compost animal manure and other organic material into healthy, FREE, sustainable fertilizer
We're working with 8 national parks, 3 conservancies and 1 protected forest
Paula tells you about us...
social business mentoring
developing strategies for successful entrepreneurship and community development
a conservation through permaculture initiative
Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBE
Founder, the Jane Goodall Institute, UN Messenger of Peace
thousands of seedlings
to combat erosion, drought and poaching
thousands of coffee and fruit saplings
to generate income
Drs. Jane Goodall & Mohammed Yunnis and The Guardian Project share a focus on social and personal responsibility and the importance of giving in an empowering and sustainable way.
"WE touch and own this project" - James, head of Barlonyo, Uganda co-op
"A charitable dollar has only one life; a Social Business dollar can be invested over and over again."
"In my experience, poor people are the world's greatest entrepreneurs. Every day, they must innovate in order to survive. They remain poor because they do not have the opportunities to turn their creativity into sustainable income."
-Dr. Mohammad Yunnis
the currency is seeds
planted by individuals and groups
facilitating sustainable, scalable community development
a simple, transparent, scalable, sustainable, community-building, income-generating, peace-building, permaculture and conservation initiative...really!
Having already spent years in philanthropy, and having their own family foundation, Rita & Jeff Rayman knew that charitable handouts have proven to be mostly ineffective & unsustainable, and strip people of their independence & dignity.
“With The Guardian Project, we facilitate a lasting and regenerative change, in a way that we are almost invisible in the process, other than having seeded that change."
Facilitating our first cooperative
back in 2010
Keep up with us through our on-going
The Guardian Project - Rita and Jeff Rayman
The Guardian Project
Success in protecting wildlife habitats in Africa “depends on creating programs that are controlled and embraced by the local people.
I am pleased to endorse Rita and Jeff’s project...crop yields increase, food production increases, and people are able to generate an income...I commend Rita and Jeff for their commitment to this innovative, effective program and I wish them great success."
After years of handouts, organizations and stakeholders are realizing that the future of development must be regenerative and sustainable; a hand up.
We are consultants and trainers to farmers and organizations- private, government and NGO,
to introduce and incorporate our methodology into existing programs.
Organic fertilizer workshops to increase both quality and quantity of crop yields.
Dry-season farming techniques mitigate climate change,
enable fresh greens during arid times,
and facilitate food production for people with limited mobility
or those without farms.
Helping the next generation of Masai and Samburu, moving from a semi-nomadic, pastoral existence, toward a more settled life in simple, achievable steps.
Agrarian living is new to their culture and the simplicity of TGP methodologies are very appealing.
Funding for animals, worm farms, seeds, trees/tree nurseries,
with a pay-forward methodology that ensures continuity, expansion and our redundancy.