There is another project proposal that KIHO has submitted to the U.S. embassy last Friday. We asked for the support of a beekeeping group called Umoja wa Wafugaji Nyuki Vumari (UWAVU or “Union of the Beekeepers in Vumari”). Since 2010, UWAVU practices beekeeping in Ruvu, an area of high-tension along the Pangani river basin, an ideal place for beekeeping. In the meantime, also the Maasai community has become interested in this activity and want to join UWAVU. Consequently, they need some external support. Therefore, KIHO wrote a proposal in English for them, based on several discussions and meetings with UWAVU and the new Maasai members. They hope to receive 60 “modern” beehives, equipment and harvesting tools.
Last week, two KIHO board member and our two new volunteers from Europe have successfully visited Morogoro. After a long trip in the bus, we participated for three days at a bee-keeping seminar facilitated by Prof. Msaliwa at this prestigious university. This training will certainly be helpful to strengthen our efforts to support bee-keeping groups in our region with technical and managerial advice how to start or improve their bee-keeping practices.
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