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Busy as a Bee

TEWDI uses beekeeping project to teach skills to students. Last year, TCP helped kick start a beekeeping project for the Teso Women Development Initiative (TEWDI), one of our Harvest Fuel Initiative partners.  Betty Ikalany, the director of TEWDI, wanted to use beekeeping as a way to generate income for women in Soroti, Uganda.  Honey and beeswax candles are valuable by-products of the beekeeping enterprise. So far, it has been a year of learning for TEWDI.  Without the benefit of efficient processing equipment, they have nonetheless been able to harvest honey twice from their beehives. With the second harvest, they used the … Continue reading


“Everyone Starts Somewhere”

Please donate to raise funds for solar lighting for school children in Uganda. Dear Friends- Today, December 2nd, Giving Tuesday, we are participating in the Microsoft Youth Spark Event, “Everyone Starts Somewhere” which will provide matching funds to youth projects on Global Giving. Donations you make to our solar lighting project on Global Giving, are eligible for 100% matching funds, until these funds run out. Matching is available beginning at 9:00 am EST but go quickly so please act now! We are looking to raise $10,000 for Phase II of our project and greatly need your support. These funds are … Continue reading

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TCP Kickstarts Bee-Keeping Program for HFI Partner

At the Teso Women Development Initiative, they try to find different ways to help the environment and local women in need.  While they have been busy lately building a charcoal briquette business, they have found time to seek out other ways to help women in Soroti. Many families in Sub-Saharan Africa rely on paraffin or kerosene for lighting, both dirty fuels that increase indoor air pollution.  Candles made from beeswax, however, are clean burning.  They emit no soot and do not contain artificial scents or perfumed chemicals.   This is one of the reasons TEWDI is starting a bee-keeping business. … Continue reading

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