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As a social entrepreneur, Matti Spiecker wants to change the world for the better. More sustainability is needed so that future generations will also have a future worth living. LIMBUA therefore opens access to eco-social knowledge in Kenya and Germany: Through the LIMBUA Foundation, pupils, students and smallholders in Kenya get access to sustainable education. The WELT:KLASSE Foundation sends school classes from Germany on learning visits to emerging and developing countries. The educational project macadamiafans enables young Germans to learn about and participate in the value chain of macadamia nuts themselves.

The name says it all: macadamiafans teaches young people from Germany about the macadamia value chain in Kenya. Together with the smallholders, they plant seedlings, help with the harvest, and experience the process: from the field to the packaged end product. In Germany, LIMBUA promotes the creation of student-run companies. The students learn all the steps from goods receipt and accounting to marketing and sales.

Matti Spiecker met social entrepreneurs from all over the world during his world trip. The LIMBUA founder wants to give this opportunity to German students as well. Through the WELT:KLASSE foundation, they can travel to Asia or Africa for learning stays of several weeks. There, they support ecological and social projects and then report on their experiences to the class. More than 500 young people have already taken advantage of this opportunity.

How can global value chains be made sustainable? LIMBUA has developed many solutions and shares them with schools and universities in Kenya. At the same time, the LIMBUA Foundation organizes training opportunities for smallholder farmers. Best practice methods, important aspects of organic farming, crop processing and marketing are taught there. In this way, education becomes the driving force for positive development in the entire region.

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