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    Rebooting one beekeeping business in Kyaka

    Day 157

    A Sticky Situation

    Changemakers 365 is all about doing the doable. It’s about opening our eyes to the opportunities to make an impact in a person’s life with relatively few resources – and making change each and every day of the year.

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    Yesterday, we helped introduce bee keeping as a new livelihoods skill inside Kyaka Refugee Settlement in Uganda. And today, we’re helping to reboot some past bee-keeping enterprises!

    Our staff in Kyaka knew that the environment there was perfect for bees. And they even knew someone who had mastered the art of keeping bees and getting honey. But there was one problem. They didn’t have enough hives to make collecting honey and selling it viable.

    Their hives had also seen better days, and were looking a little rough around the edges.

    We had just the solution – better hives and more of them!

    Once the new hives arrived, we loaded them into the back of the truck and headed over to surprise the group of bee keepers.

    They were overjoyed to be able to start their business up again, and this time have the option to scale it in a feasible way.

    “When we arrived in Kyaka settlement, there was a lot of potential land for farming,” one of the members told us. “So we formed a bee keeping group because it was the most profitable business for income generating. And its medicinal too!”

    We look forward to hearing about all the sweetness this group will bring to the world with their honey!

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    by American Refugee Committee


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