We have been working in Uganda since 2006, quickly becoming one of the top honey brands in the nation. Recently, we have started a new project in western, rural Uganda that aims to create an environmentally-friendly, sustainable livelihood program for impoverished farmers.
What this project does:
We have opened two beekeeping resource centers in an area that is largely undeveloped, making it a prime location for pure, clean honey. We train rural farmers in beekeeping, and provide access to equipment. We also provide a reliable market for the farmers, and pay higher product purchasing prices than the local market, helping our farmers increase their income and improve their lives.
Why this project matters:
Bees in America and Europe are dying off due to disease and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD); none of these factors exist in this region, making our bees happy and healthy. Bees pollinate over 2/3 of our crops and actually increase crop production, which is especially important in sub-Saharan Africa, where the dry season means there is little food to be had. Additionally, we are creating jobs and improving lives in an area that has low support and a stagnant economy.
A short breakdown:
We are asking for $2000, which very simply, goes directly to trainings for six months! We do trainings five days a week, and need funds to pay for the trainings and the transport. Even if we don't make that goal, the money still goes to the same thing; the more we get, the longer (and more farmers) we can train!
We understand if you can't donate directly to our cause--you can still help! Pass the word along to other like-minded individuals (or really anyone who might want to help) about what we are doing. Use email, Facebook, Twitter, whatever! The more people that become aware of what we are doing, the more likely we are to meet our goal!
Webale Nyo (Thank you very much)!!!