Help 750 girls in Kenya to help themselves by establishing a beekeeping training unit at a local school. Honey sales will fund future costs to ensure the project’s long term sustainability.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Poverty in rural Kenya is widespread despite the many opportunities that exist to make a good living. Targeted skills education offers a way to turn this situation around. Although women play a vital role in earning family income girls often get even less agricultural education than their male counterparts. By training girls from poor backgrounds in beekeeping, this project will not only teach them a profitable life-skill, but their school will generate income to fund places for the most needy.
How will this project solve this problem?
By providing skills & business training to 750 girls in beekeeping this project will help them support themselves & their families – and by selling honey produced while teaching, the school will be able to fund scholarships to assist the most needy.
Potential Long Term Impact
Not only will this program help to reduce long-term poverty amongst girls’ families by teaching them useful skills for earning a living, but by demonstrating the rewards of education it will encourage parents to keep their children in school.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,970
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $4,970 . The original project funding goal was $4,970.