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:
- Helped initiative to grow by doubling their production rates
- Assisting in marketing and bottling/packaging the honey
- Will import and sell the cooperative’s honey
- Send profits back to the community
With WCK support, the cooperative was able to double their number of hives and increase their honey production by 120% in 2013 alone. Because of this initiative’s growth, the women’s revenue is projected to increase 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.
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