Benjamin Nyaru - Field Operations Director
Benjamin has lived his life in rural Uganda and he has a deep understanding of the struggles of small plot farmers. He is a passionate leader and a tireless advocated for sustainable farming in East Africa.
Benjamin attended Primary Teacher’s College in 2009 receiving his teacher’s certification. In 2011, he attained a university certificate in Public Administration, before turning to sustainable farming in 2012 earning his Permaculture Design Certificate from the Permaculture Research Institute of Kenya (PRI Kenya).
His professional experience consists of volunteer work and subsequent employment with Hope After Parents. Becoming a Community Worker with the Uganda Partnership Association and being promoted to the position of Director of Orphan and Vulnerable Children.
Benjamin lives in the Bushenyi District of Uganda with his lovely wife Fausta and their four children.
Liz Duerholt - Director
Liz is a passionate voice for food security and sustainable farming in Canada and East Africa. She sees the potential for smarter farming to provide long term and sustainable solutions that can combat the issue of food security and nutrition.
In 2012 Liz completed her Permaculture Design Certificate in Calgary and co-founded The Red Soil Project in order to advance sustainable farming in East Africa, and to bring affordable agriculture tools to struggling rural African communities.
Angela Hoy - Director of Finance
Angela co-founded The Red Soil Project due the exciting potential of permaculture to address the seemingly insurmountable issue of food security and proper nutrition. On a trip to rural Uganda in 2011, Angela became extremely aware of the effects of poverty on the people, most especially widows and orphans.
Angela is a Certified Management Accountant and has been previously involved in Uganda Partnership as well as other various not-for-profit sports organizations.