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This is Michael

Michael is an Environmentalist fighting to slow down the devastating effects of climate change due to deforestation by planting millions of trees and educating a future generation of environmentalists. 

With your help 

Michael would hire the necessary personnel to expand the work of the Miti Alliance to facilitate the planting of more trees and the education of more people.

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Nairobi, Kenya

Miti Alliance Ltd

Michael Waiyaki

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Why care

The forests of Kenya are threatened by overexploitation, illegal logging and resource degradation, which is causing erosions, dramatic flooding and devastating loss of biodiversity. As the trees disappear the effects of climate change become more apparent and we must therefore conserve the forests that we have, and restore what’s been damaged.

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The work

Michael is the Founder and CEO of Miti Alliance Ltd.

  • Michael and Miti Alliance work with volunteers to inspire and teach people, young and old, to take responsibility for the environment, caring for it and conserving it.

  • Teach and train young students in primary schools how to plant and care for trees by teaching them how to set up a tree nursery and care for the seedlings until they are transplanted. 

  • Educate students on identifying species, how to care for the trees through the different seasons of the year and the devastating effects of climate change. 

  • Plant fruit trees that support the students' diet, especially when they visit the underprivileged schools. 

  • Leads social media campaigns to spread awareness on the necessity of the Kenyan forests. 

  • Is working to plant 5 million trees in Kenya.

  • In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Miti Alliance started working together with several children’s homes throughout Nairobi. Along with the children, they set up vertical kitchen gardens and plant them with vegetables and fruit. The gardens support the children’s dietary needs and give them knowledge of how to grow food.   


  • Michael and Miti Alliance have in conjunction with Miss Kenya 2009 and the office of the then Prime Minister planted 10,000 trees.

  • Organized a tree planting session for the Seven Seas Technologies, which resulted in 300 trees planted in the Karura Forest.

  • Planted 2500 trees in the school grounds of Kenyan High School in conjunction with the Kenya High students, National bank of Kenya, Nairobi Global Shapers and Rotaract Kenya.

  • Pursued partnership with Qfm and Nation TV for their tree planting campaign in 2009. 

  • Organized two tree planting sessions with Rolls Royce, Coca Cola, KLM and KQ where 9000 trees were planted at Kona Baridi.   

  • Led the social media campaign “Plant Your Age” towards the actual event that was held at the Nairobi national park with a successful culmination of the tree planting.

Sustainable development goals
SDG 13 Climate Action
SDG 15 Life on Land

The mission

Michael is on a mission to plant 5 million trees and educate a future generation of conservationists to ensure that the lungs of the earth are protected.

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