Our social project: JOJOBA FOR NAMIBIA TRUST

Kinder Trust
It all started with as little as 50 ml of Jojoba oil, a few neglected Jojoba scrubs near Swakopmund and an unusual and unique idea.
By now, it turned out that Jojoba scrubs are the perfect match to sun-, heat- and drought-affected Namibia and represent an incredible opportunity to raise livelihoods of many previously disadvantaged in rural areas.

ON OUR WAY TO ROSAS HOME
NEAR OMDELDAM – ONE OF
THE DRIEST REGIONS IN
NAMIBIA

Our aim and vision:

Our Project Jojoba for Namibia Trust aims at supporting women in rural, dry desert areas within Namibia to build up their own Jojoba plantation. With workshops and knowledge transfer, we assure that the new farmers gain all needed skills to make their story a success.
Rosa Jojoba
  • A Jojoba plantation is a great alternative to livestock
  • Jojoba oil is rich in vitamins and versatile in cosmetic industries
  • Workshops regarding planting, irrigation, fertilization and processing of Jojoba
  • Up to 6000 Jojoba plants on one plantation
  • Project for more prosperity and equality in Namibia
Jojoba Glas
Jojoba is the ideal desert plant:
  • only requires little water
  • loves high temperatures
  • low in maintenance
Jojoba Steckling
New Jojoba plants are made from cuttings to grant the best genetic material
Gubasen Jojoba
More than 4 hectar of dry land are cultivated with Jojoba plants now
Gubasen Trust

Rosa welcomes us on her thriving Jojoba plantation named Gubasen which means: when you fall, stand up again – and never give up!

Rosa Namib
Rosa shares her experience with us and new farmers to come: ʺLadies, don’t get me wrong. This means really hard work! But it’s definitely worth – for my kids and my family and our self-determined lives.ʺ
Solar Trust
Farming on sustainable principles, this modern voltaic – energy- set up supplies Rosa with needed elecricity.

For us

BEAUTY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

go hand in hand!

OLIVER RUST
Founder of Jojoba for Namibia

Taking it a step further:

During development of the first jojoba plantation with Rosa near Omdeldam, our team members drew our attention to their families and friends staying far North in Namibia who are out of possibilities to earn a steady income to sustain their lives. At this stage, more than 50 % of the Namibian population is unemployed and rural depopulation is a tangible problem. Incorporating the northern regions of Namibia into the project was a matter of heart now.
Haus Trust

The halfway finished educational centre at Engava village

We were filled with enthusiasm when we discovered that these villages are surrounded by innumerable indigenous trees from which oil has been distracted traditionally for centuries. Our curiosity was triggered and the laboratory tests proved them right: Marula and Mongongo oil have incredible skin properties! With implementation of Educational Harvesting Centers in North Namibia, we reach more than 1500 people who benefit from the workshops and are enabled to profitable sell their precious raw material.
  • Harvesting Centers create jobs & support up to 1500 woman
  • Marula and Mongongo oil are innovate and still traditional ingredients for cosmetic industries
  • Workshops regarding harvesting and processing secure high quality standards
  • Afforstation forms part of our cross-generational project
Menschen Trust

DONATIONS

Directly into our JOJOBA FOR NAMIBIA TRUST account in Namibia

Account holder: JOJOBA FOR NAMIBIA TRUST
Bank Name: Bank Windhoek
Branch Code: 481 772
Account number: 8012 2512 14
SWIFT: BWLINANX

EDUCATION

is the morst powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world.

NELSON MANDELA







Facts about Namibia:

  • 2.54 Mio people living in Namibia
  • 45% thereof in rural areas
  • 29% of population is unemployed
  • Drought and tourism crisis due to Corona depress Namibia additionally
AZ Artikel
Article published in Newspaper
Menschen Trust
Professor Dr. Murach from the University Eberswalde and Oliver Rust at Sivara Village with the local people
Frauen Trust
Traditional women with Marula yield

Our esteemed project partners:

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