The northern part of Kenya is badly affected by drought, but entire populations live as pastoralists. They walk long distances daily with their cattle, looking for green pastures. Keeping cattle is valuable. Cattle thefts often take place. In addition, many lose their animals due to the extreme drought. Besides livestock, families have no stable source of income. Money circulation in these areas of Kenya is minimal. People more often use barter trade. Occasionally they can sell cattle, but their general daily income is certainly less than a dollar a day.
Women are the pillar of the family in Northern Kenya. They take care of the children and keep the household running. Children are dependent on their mothers daily care and education opportunities. By ensuring that women have a daily source of income, they become more involved in economic activities.With their income, they can invest in their children's education and effectively reduce dropout rates.
Empowering women here means: empowering the family and the future generation.
Collecting honey from trees is a common activity in this colorful culture. Usually it is the men who tend the bees and harvest the honey. Because the natural hives are in trees and not easily accessible, approaching the bees involves great risks.
Lopoyin is a local initiative of Kenians with a warm heart for Kenyan women and their children. We want to empower women in Northern-Kenya by establishing a biological beekeeping project, completely run and managed by powerful women. We want to provide them with professional beehives on the ground in an enclosed environment. Plus we want to provide them with beekeeper suits and related attributes. In this way, the women can safely harvest the honey. After processing the organically grown honey, it can be sold to earn an income for their families and wider families.
Many women are looking forward for your kind donation and the education of their boys and girls!