Moringa Initiative Ltd was established in February 2013, when we leased a beautiful farm in Chisamba in the Central Province of Zambia. The farm had been left dormant for a couple of decades. We treated the land with love and care, and now have 35 hectares of healthy Moringa, providing us with 120 tons of dried leaf per annum.
Our plantation is nurtured by 150 Zambian employees, of which some 85% are women. All employees are thoroughly trained in order to produce the highest quality moringa. As well as being trained and mentored, all employees are given free healthcare to the best of the company’s ability, and free housing is provided on our farm. An on-farm basic clinic has been built and a small creche with a childminder is provided to look after children whose mothers are working. A monthly allocation of moringa is provided to all employees, promoting health to all, but especially the children.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our product, and being transparent in all our farming processes and practices. Our moringa is planted in the fertile soils of Chisamba, free of pesticides and chemicals. The only things added are natural compost, sun, water and rain. Once our moringa plants (Moringa oleifera) have soaked up this goodness and grown to optimum size, we tenderly harvest them by hand, wash them and leave them to dry for a period of 24 hours. Our moringa is dried in a conventional heat exchange system where temperature, humidity and air circulation are carefully monitored, resulting in high quality dried moringa leaves.
Health and quality living are our way of life. To ensure our high standards never drop, the entire production process is strictly monitored. When ready, we process the dried leaves into moringa powder and moringa tea leaf. Every batch that is harvested is sent overseas for testing. Once received, our moringa is then sent to a reputable manufacturing facility where the final products are packaged, ready for distribution across local and international markets.
The Moringa Tree
For centuries, people in Asia and Africa have had access to Moringa Oleifera, one of nature’s most nutritious foods. Often called the Tree of Life or Mother’s Best Friend, it provides families–infants, children, parents, and grandparents–with an abundance of minerals, vitamins, anti-inflammatory compounds, beneficial antioxidants and essential amino acids. This generous and bountiful plant is life sustaining.
Moringa is a Superfood
Few foods match the Moringa for its range of nutrients. It is classified as a “superfood”, a label reserved for foods with exceptional nutritional value. Being so rich in nutrients makes it the ideal dietary supplement. Moringa can be taken to provide nutrients to our diets which we no longer get from many commercial foods.
We supply Zambia, South Africa and the international market with bulk dried moringa powder, bulk dried moringa leaf, moringa capsules, moringa tea, moringa powder, moringa pet feed supplement, and moringa animal feed supplement. Our products all carry their own registered trademark. Moringa Initiative is registered for export to the USA (FDA Compliant), Europe, Asia and all countries within the SADC region and COMESA countries.
To supply high quality 100% Pure Moringa Oleifera products in an effort to improve nutrition and fight malnutrition with nature’s own superfood, both locally and internationally. We focus on educating people on the health benefits of Moringa and encourage everyone to share this knowledge with others.
Meet our Moringa Family
We are a proud family-owned business. Our headquarters are in Chisamba, Zambia where Evan and Bernice have been farming Moringa since 2013. We have recently opened a branch in the Durban North for the South African market. Our team comprises of savvy sales representatives and marketers who have grown the brand to what it is today.
- Evan Kilburn – Owner/Director/Farmer
- Bernice Kilburn – Director/Head of Sales
- Natasha Kilburn – South African Director
- Lloyd Abernethy – South African Director