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Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sri Lanka and the art of beekeeping

In Sri Lanka, many of the families we partner with are being trained in the art of beekeeping. If that sounds strange, it shouldn’t. Beekeeping is a very low-cost way of generating sustainable sources of food and income.

Participants in the program are given training and provided with a low-interest loan to purchase the necessary equipment.

The project is still in its early stages, but families are already seeing positive results. Of the 80 participants, many are earning a monthly income of $20-30CAD from selling the honey they’ve harvested – a considerable amount for many of them.

We’re really excited about our work in Sri Lanka. Stay tuned throughout the year for more updates on how the project is going.