Education
 Uganda
Project #11203

BEE HIVES FOR RURAL FARMERS TO EDUCATE THEIR KIDS

by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO)

Summary

Unpredictable rain seasons, longer droughts, crop diseases and inadequate crop pollinators have greatly affected the income of rural farmers in Kikandwa villages due to poor crop yields. Majority have resorted to charcoal burning thus massive tree cutting. KIRUCODO is considering beekeeping profitable, environment friendly and less-time demanding if local farmers are supported with basic materials. 50 farmers will be reached at in 6 months with 5 hives each enough to support 3 kids in school.
$232.00
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Unpredictable rain seasons, longer droughts, crop diseases and inadequate crop pollinators have greatly affected the income of rural farmers in Kikandwa villages due to poor crop yields. Local farmer's poor income has led many children in villages to miss school due to lack of educational basic needs like pens, pencils, books, etc. Majority local farmers have now resorted to charcoal burning and firewood selling thus massive tree cutting which is greatly endangering the environment.

Solution

Beekeeping & Products are profitable, environment friendly, medicinal and less-time demanding if local farmers are supported with basic materials. 50 farmers will be reached at in 6 months with 5 hives each enough to support 3 kids in school. Engaging local farmers in commercial beekeeping will help to reduce on the current massive tree cuttings and as a result plant pollinators will increase thus expected higher crop yields. Farmers' income will increase and their children will stay in school.

Long-Term Impact

Additional nutritional and medicinal food values to poor local farmers' households gained from bee products such as Propolis which is used in natural health care products, mostly due to its reputed properties as an antibiotic, Honey which is used for a great number of medicinal purposes, among others. Reduced tree cutting and increased income to meet educational expenses for their children and other basic needs. Increased plant pollinators to over 800 local farmers in over 10 villages.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​krcdevorg.weebly.com
KIRUCODO Website
Blog reporting on ongoing KIRUCODO activities
DEVELOPING THE UGANDA APICULTURAL INDUSTRY
Beekeeping - a bright perspective for Uganda' poor

Organization Information

Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO)

Location: Mukono, Africa - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​krcdevorg.weebly.com/​
Project Leader:
Robert Kibaya
Mukono, East Africa Uganda

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