Friday, 14 August 2009

Rema Strategic Support - Bee Project:

Bee project set to produce good income:
Theodore Mbazumutima, one of the Rema Ministries team in Burundi received a 'Strategic Support' grant from Mission International and has wasted no time in setting up a small income generating project for himself and his family.

Purpose of the 'Strategic Support' grant scheme:
Rema Ministries, a local NGO in Burundi is key to the success of many projects now in place for the benefit of refugee returnees now on their way back to Burundi from refugee camps in DR Congo and Tanzania. The team are committed to improving the lot of their people who have been in exile for many years. The team runs support projects like HIV/AIDS training and support, health centres and reconciliation seminars and training to help in the repatriation process. Since Rema is a non-profit organisation, and their staff have limited income, it is important to find ways of helping them to generate income in order that they can continue to fulfil their calling to help Burundi's returning people.
Mission International has agreed to help Rema by providing small one-off grants of £1000 to team members in order that they can set up an income generating project for themselves and their families so that the team members can focus on the work that they are called to do. Each grant/small project can provide up to 25% of the required income of a Rema team member's family.
Above a traditional bee hive is located in the branches of a tree. This system, while a long term honey producing method is limited in its success. Bees leave the hive when the rains come since the hive is not water proof.

The more modern hives are being introduced and will become very productive when the project has established itself.

Various parts of the country have lots of flowering plants for food production, the bees benefit the pollination of the fruits which form a major part of the local economy.

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