MAMA MPINA ASUMUKE (Lets uplift and empower poor women in rural areas) Beekeeping Project
Project Launch: 4-22-20
With this World Connect grant, this beekeeping project will be piloted in three villages. Each village will have three bee houses, 10 langstroth hives, and 7 bee hives. The project will be a source of income for the 45 women participants. They plan to use their income to pay school fees, buy scholastic materials for their children, and provide other basic necessities in their households. This beekeeping model is specific to areas with limited forest, and if it is successful the community organization plans to replicate it in other villages.
Project Update: 6-30-20
Having received the $747.53 grant from World Connect in May 2020, Women’s Welfare Forum has commenced the construction of bee houses in Karonga for beekeeping. The project has so far completed the construction of two out of the planned three bee houses, while the third one is under construction. The community has shown their commitment by mobilizing sand, bricks, and poles for the bee houses as well as constantly monitoring the progress of the houses. The project has also conducted an informal bee keeping training for 19 people across the three groups which was facilitated by a long time beekeeper, Mr. Chiwogolo Washere Mweso. The project is moving according to plan and they hope to complete it in September as planned.