Honey Making Money Yr 2
Human Dev Index:#146 (Aus #5)
Our partners seek to support impoverished and marginalized rural communities in Zimbabwe. The project started in Chimanimani in eastern Zimbabwe where a bee-keeping pilot project was established in a rural village. The project is now ready to be expanded into two other villages that received training in 2019. A model apiary has also been established in Rusape which will be used as a training and research centre. Plans are in place to establish another in Rusitu, near the bee-keeping communities. The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty through economically empowering beneficiaries to engage in beekeeping as a sustainable, income-generating activity that will also improve the environment.
Why support this
This project is with a new grassroots partner in struggling Zimbabwe. We appreciate their hearts for the poor and for the great progress they have made to date since 2016. We like their business-like and considered approach to finding sustainable solutions for communities. We appreciate that they conducted a pilot program and are a flexible and willing to continually improve outcomes, and that they are looking to develop r a self-sustainable model from the outset.
$23,000 for year 2 of a 3yr project. Total budget $58,000.
- Out-grower farmers trained and equipped
- Continue honey processing and packaging
- Expand new model apiary community share program
- Honey marketing and distribution expansion
Expected Life Change
- Income-generating skills will provide a sustainable income for participants to help support themselves and their families and will provide avenues into better education, health and community living
- People will feel empowered through learning practical skills and business training
- Villagers will understand and see the benefits of looking after the environment
- Villagers will learn to work together through the formation of cooperatives