Puerto Escondido, Dominican Republic
In a small mountain village in the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border, beekeeping and honey production are changing lives. A cooperative of 21 Women is producing, bottling and selling honey to help profit the village’s agricultural center.
World Central Kitchen’s role:
- Grew initiative by doubling their production rates
- Assisted in bottling and packaging honey
- Helped with marketing and promotion of 21 Women
With World Central Kitchen’s support, the cooperative was able to double their number of hives and increase their honey production by 120% in 2013 alone. This growth has led the women participating in the project to increase their income by 250%. This cooperative’s workers are not only improving the quality of life for their immediate and extended families, but also uplifting their community as a whole.
For more information about this program download our project summary on 21 Women.