Green Thumbs for Lloyd


About the project

We need your green thumbs! Help Lloyd Maanyina to grow his plant nursery in Livingstone, Zambia - a place where deforestation is rife.

The short of it: Lloyd Maanyina is an ex-charcoal burner turned tree planter based in Livingstone, Zambia. We need your support to raise the funds he needs to grow a plant nursery aptly called Amazing Grace. You can watch a short film about Lloyd at Please don’t forget to ‘green thumb’ the video on the Makhulu Facebook page.

Green Thumbs for Lloyd:

Charcoal burning in Zambia has caused rampant deforestation in the area. Lloyd was once part of this problem. As he himself has said, ‘I cut down so many trees – that I can’t count. I don’t know the number – it’s just too numerous’. But Lloyd gave up charcoal burning and has dedicated his life to reversing the mistakes of his past because he now believes ‘it’s payback time to nature’.

The land Lloyd is using for his nursery was given to him by Chief Makuni. To get it up and running he needs the basics: spades, watering cans, buckets, tools and other building supplies. His dream is to setup a borehole that he can use for watering - and if we reach our third milestone we can make this dream a reality while saving money that Lloyd can then use to grow more trees.

Lloyd deserves your backing because he is making a difference. We believe in the work that he is doing and we’ve seen the positive impact it is having on the ground. Your green thumbs are the key to helping Lloyd to fulfill his life’s purpose.


Milestone 1 → We reach this Milestone and our project is a-go!

Milestone 1: R12 000.00
Once we reach our first milestone, Lloyd will be able to buy the basic supplies he needs to cultivate his new piece of land - spades, watering cans, buckets, tools and building supplies.

Milestone 2: R45 000.00
Once we reach our second milestone, Lloyd will be able to buy the basics and get help to dig a borehole for his nursery, which costs on average R 30 000.

Milestone 3: R75 000.00
Once we reach our final goal, Lloyd will be able to buy the basics, dig a borehole and buy a hand pump, a cylinder and piping to be able to draw water from his newly dug borehole. This includes transportation of equipment from Cape Town to Zambia. If this goal is reached, the possibilities become endless for Lloyd and his nursery. Read more
  • Ludwig Raal SOUTH AFRICA
  • Patrick Schofield SOUTH AFRICA
  • WillSmyly SOUTH AFRICA
  • Salome Risi SOUTH AFRICA
  • Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital UNITED STATES
  • Shanivans SOUTH AFRICA
  • Motheo Moleko SOUTH AFRICA
  • Monica Davies SOUTH AFRICA
  • Delek ZAMBIA
  • SaveTheTreesInAfrica SOUTH AFRICA
  • WeLoveLloyd SOUTH AFRICA


Tipping Point R12,000
Milestone 2 R45,000
Milestone 3 R75,000
tipping point
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

Lloyd’s green fingers at work. With your green thumbs up, he can continue doing what he does best.
The best time to plant a tree is NOW!
Lloyd and his lovely wife Charity.

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
  • 2 minutes
    Like the video on Facebook and direct others to Lloyd’s campaign: • Makhulu Facebook: • Makhulu Twitter:
  • 15 minutes
    Blog, tweet and share Lloyd’s campaign and story.
  • A few hours
    Come to the Makhulu office to collect some green thumb badges and share it with your friends. Chat to Danielle:
  • Regular time commitment
    Join the Trees for Zambia Festival of Action 2014 and meet Lloyd in person.

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