Why should women do beekeeping in Onura sub village south Sudan?
Honey is money, delicious, and nutritious. How can women obtain honey to combat malnutrition? The answer is in beekeeping. By keeping bees, they can obtain large quantities of honey and raw beeswax for home consumption and for income generations.
Other benefits of beekeeping are as follows:
Tropical apiculture is cheap. It does not involve mass feeding of bees, because the insects can provide their own food year round, there is no need to feed the bees. All the necessary inputs required for beekeeping are available locally. Individually, and cooperative societies can initiate it with only limited funds. Beekeeping is self-reliant. It does not depend on importation of foreign equipment of inputs.
From September to November, our beekeeping activities have been limited because we don’t have the fund to buy the materials to produce beehives to distribute to women in Onura sub village. Despite this hard time they are united and optimistic. They have hope in themselves, and are good in helping each other with local resources they have. Hope Ofiriha plans to buy one smoker machine with the funding from our GlobalGiving donors to give to one woman who needs it for honey harvesting.
Even if the economy is bad currently, Hope Ofiriha remains committed to its mission and to our GlobalGiving donors.Their donations made our work possible in the field.
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