Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda

by SAFEPLAN UGANDA
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Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
Support 1000 young mothers with beehives in Uganda
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Honey branding for

 

Congratulations!!! Permit No. INDP0005702NB

(We are registered National NGO in Uganda)

 

Dear Esteemed Partners,

We send you warm greetings from Masindi District in Uganda.

Seven months down the road a number of activities have taken place, notably;

  1. With great joy we would like to inform you are now National NGO operating in Uganda.
  2. Budongo Women Bee Enterprises was listed as winner with the Hi Innovator pending successful due diligence. The Hi Innovator is a program of the National Social Security fund and Mastercard Foundation supporting micro and small enterprises in Uganda by award qualified enterprises with $20,000 to scale their activities.
  3. Safeplan Uganda was listed as a winner of the Prestige award for Non-Profit Organization (NPO). The prestige award is a initiative managed by Livewire to recognize the success and impact of micro and small project across the world, to which Safeplan Uganda was listed as the winner 2023.
  4. Budongo women Bee Enterprise has been under going training on health Safety and Environment a project managed by E360 and funded by GIZ and partners with aim of enhancing competitiveness of Small and micro enterprise in Uganda.

Details about the projects

With the Hi innovator if we are funded, we hope to reach more 300 women with training on bee keeping skills, secure honey processing and cleaning equipment and certify our honey so we can export to outside market.

A new facility has been secured to process high quality honey and herbal syrup and the Enhancing Competitiveness of small and medium scale enterprises (ECOS), has been training the staff on health and safety, environment, marketing, factory set and more. We have been also started the process of preparing to meet the standard of (ISO) so that our honey can move all over the world.

Challenges

  1. Our major setback still remains with limited funding to support our activities, our team and meet our current operational needs.

We remain committed to impacting more live and empowering women across Uganda.

Accept our sincere appreciation to everyone who donates and supports our initiative in all ways.

Thank you,

 

Akena Daniel

Program Manager.

256 774 911 480

Email: akena05@safeplanuganda.org

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Honey packaging in Masindi

 Dear Partners,

We are happy to announce that this harvesting season has been the one with most members harvesting honey – a big congratulations to all!

We have continued our harvesting with the Tweyombeke Agro-Conservation Association and reached a total of 820 kg: 300 kg coming from the Conservation Association, and an additional 520 kg from other members. While we continue to collect more honey stay tuned to our final report on honey harvesting in April 2023.

I send my sincere appreciation to everyone who supports our initiative in by all means.

 

Thank you

Birungi Annet.

256 784 014 158

Email: annet@safeplanuganda.org

I send my sincere appreciation to everyone who supports our initiative in by all means.

Honey stock at Safeplan Uganda in Masindi
Honey stock at Safeplan Uganda in Masindi
Staff smile because of the honey harvest
Staff smile because of the honey harvest
Buckets of Honey at Safeplan Office in Masindi UG
Buckets of Honey at Safeplan Office in Masindi UG
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Staff poses with packed honey

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Tweyombeke Agro Conservation Association
Tweyombeke Agro Conservation Association

Dear Esteemed Partners,

2nd Season honey Harvest 2022!

We send you warm greetings from Masindi District 200Km away from Kampala City,

This year we were supported by Women in Environment Development Organization-WEDO) with additional 100 bee hives, Thank You WEDO! we support more 20 women in Karujubi division in Masindi District with 5 boxes each.

There is growth on the number of new members being supported with bee hives by Budongo Women Bee Enterprises.

What is in plan

  1. We are creating a database of all bee farmers in Masindi this will help us measure how much honey we can produce for export by 2025.
  2. We are mobilizing more resource to supply more bee hives as the production of honey is still low to meet the market demand just 200kg in the last season ending March 2022.
  3. By end of this year 2022 we aim to supply up to 500 boxes totaling to 800 boxes in the community
  4. We plan to secure the Langstroth beehives, which have higher honey output.

 

Next step

Safeplan Uganda continues to train and support more women with beehives, girls with sanitary reusable pads and other community projects supported by other partners.

We continue to mobilize and create awareness about environmental changes and other community issues including poverty, gender-based violence and human rights.

Challenges

  1. There has been a dry spell for a long time most bee hive boxes have not been active we might not harvest much honey this time
  2. Low production capacity of the boxes are also affecting our return on investment in the project.
  3. Some boxes are consumed by fire and warn out which requires replacements

These challenges and climate change effects such as prolonged drought, dwindling number of bee colonies due to high use of chemicals and poor vegetation which makes the bees travel long distance for nectar thus low honey output.

This year alone we plan to add additional 500 boxes with kind support from partners and our own contribution from recoveries we are left with 400 boxes to meet this target.

I send my sincere appreciation to everyone who supports our initiative in by all means.

Thank you

Daniel-Program Manager.

256 774 911 480

Email: akena05@safeplanuganda.org

Women are empowered to speak
Women are empowered to speak
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Packaging of Kamilisha herbal syrup
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Support primary girls with reusable sanitary pads

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200Kg of Honey- 1st Season 2022!

 

Dear Esteemed Partners,

 

We are indeed grateful to all of you for your kind support, Thank you!

Since we launched our campaign in 2019 on GlobalGiving you have donated $6,422 from 65 donors impacting more than 300 women with more than 300 beehives distributed to date.

In the last year alone 2021 we received a total donation of $3,924.02, producing more than 100 beehives, and enabling us to meet our operational cost during the difficult time of COVID-19 lockdown of 2021.

It has worked--Success story

When we reviewed our distribution to ask each member make payment with the honey harvest, our very first season was really good we managed to visit 100 boxes and harvested 200Kg of honey with just below 5Kg of wax, the honey was pure with very little waste. If we sale all our honey we expect to earn up to $1,200.

This approach is awesome and more sustainable as compared to absolutely free bee hives; we shall reach more people quicker if the members pay on time.

Opening the economy came with fees challenges, increasing fuel prices, food shortages for household slowing down the group activities, however all these did not stop the members from harvesting the fruits of their efforts.

Next step

We continue to train and support more women with beehives through our loan recovery plan. To date the group member have paid up to 10 bee hives and we hope to raise more funds and produce more bee hives to give to our members

Limitations

  1. Some of the major limitation is households are still going through challenging time because of planting season many homes go with only a meal in a day affecting their daily savings.
  2. Secondly the cost of fuel and commodities are affecting the end price of products this have drastically slowed the progress of the group activities.

Although these challenges are hampering progress in the enterprises, the bees are busy collecting nectar and doing their best to make honey, this is rainy season the plants are flowering and we expect better harvest in the next season.

This year alone we plan to add additional 500 boxes with kind support from partners and our own contribution from recoveries.

Thank you again for your kind support we shall always count and appreciate you for your contributions.

Thank you

Fruits of your support-Thank you!
Fruits of your support-Thank you!

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Executive Director Trains bee farmers on site.

Deear Esteemed Donors,

 

Happy new year 2022!

We are pleased to share our progress with you all.

Since September 2019, Budongo Women Bee enterprise campaign has been active on the GlobalGiving platform and you have generously donated $5072. With 63 donors in2021 alone we received a total donation of $3,423,52 together contributing to more than 200 beehives and impacting directly lives of more than 100 women.

During the COVID-19 years 2020/21 we managed to reach additional women groups (30members) with beehives, the Tweyombeke Agro-Conservation Association (TACA) who have received 110 beehives to date.

Your donation also helped us meet most of the operating cost in the organization as this was the only source, we relied on to support our activities. For this we say; Thank You So Much!

Aside of beekeeping project we have been reaching out to teenage girls affected by the prolonged out of school days leading to several of school growing girls getting unintended pregnancies. Some of the girls have left their home due to social and economic pressure above all exacerbated cases of violence in homes and communities are some of the drivers of unintended pregnancies.

It’s estimated that more than 1 million girls got pregnant during the prolonged out of school days, Masindi alone has more than 1,000 girls as young mothers or expecting to deliver before end of 2022.

One of our approaches is offering psychosocial support and increasing access to skills training and input-based support so these young girls have another chance to generate income to support their babies.

Plan ahead

We have a task to mobilize more young women up to 1,000 to support them with life saving skills which include, skills training in tailoring, psychosocial support, distribution of beehives and promoting life saving cooking and lighting technology.

Ongoing activities.

We continue with our initiatives to multiply beehives to benefit more women by allowing women to pay $23 up to 2 years per beehive as a refund to replicate beehive boxes to other members. We continue to:

  • Provide training and extension support to the female beekeepers
  • Continue developing and aiming to scale the production of honey herbal syrup
  • To engage women especially young mothers with training and mental help support
  • To continue fundraising funds to support more mothers in the rural communities of Masindi.

Challenges:

We are still short of resources such as;

  • Human resource which we cannot sustain due to lack of funds
  • Lack of capacity to fully engage on fundraising activities to support our good initiatives
  • Funds to support our staff and activities, that is why we appreciate the efforts of volunteers who endeavor to make our work possible.

Call to action:

There are many more women in the community in high level poverty, young mothers as low as 16 years, YOUR donation is much more needed than before, therefore your help is highly appreciated.

To continue supporting the women of our community please visit https://goto.gg/41496 and we say THANK YOU in advance!

Teenage mother enjoy their new born babies.
Teenage mother enjoy their new born babies.
Packed honey from the women groups
Packed honey from the women groups
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SAFEPLAN UGANDA

Location: Masindi, Uganda - Uganda
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Twitter: @safeplanuganda
Project Leader:
Annet Birungi
Masindi , Uganda
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