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Pope Francis Must be Happy, Meet the German Priest Planting 50 million Trees in Kenya

He has earned a title 'Baba Miti' for his advocacy in environmental conservation in Kenya, alongside a number of awards both nationally and international recognition.

When he got posted to Kenya in 1992 in Subukia, Fr Herman Borg a Franciscan Missionary from Germany embarked in planting trees to address a long term crisis of storms in a deforested area.

According to him, many residents were shifting to other locations for livelihood. The land was less productive and people suffering from poverty.

20 years after having spearheaded the initiative that attracted a wide number of investors, the area has rejuvenated and people reaping good in agriculture. No more migration. The over one million trees he planted have changed the climate of the region.

As he marks 50 years as a priest, Fr Borg has recommitted to implementation of Pope Francis's encyclical Laudato Si towards environmental conservation, Care for our Common Home. He aims to plant over 50 million seedlings in Kenya.

According to his master plan aimed at making Kenya a model of ecology in Africa, Fr Borg intends to partner with the Church and its institutions in rolling out the implementation of the encyclical he had played part in it's application in 2002.

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