Issy’s volunteering post with Haller Kenya

Issy’s volunteering post with Haller Kenya

I spent 3 weeks volunteering for Haller in July 2015, filming and documenting Haller’s projects to create a promotional film.

The film showcases Haller’s work at the demonstration and training farm, which is acts as a teaching platform for local farmers, where they can come to learn environmentally sustainable farming techniques. I have been watching Haller grow from my kitchen table since I was eight, surrounded by plans for dams, wells and schools. But this was the first time that I was able to see Haller’s work first hand, and it was genuinely humbling to witness the true impact that Haller has achieved over the last ten years. The phrase ‘changing lives’ is often used in the charitable sector, but nonetheless in Haller’s case it is genuine, and the results are real. I met farmers who had once been struggling to barely meet the needs of their family, but now, working with Haller, have built flourishing nano-enterprises. Farmers leave the training farm equipped with innovative, economically and environmentally sustainable techniques, to enable them to create a future in which they thrive. And that was the central aim of the film, to try to replicate, in so far as a film can, Haller’s understated, but astounding work, and to show both past, present and potential donors what Haller achieves on a daily basis, with their support.

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