Train a Community to Beekeep
This program consists of an introduction to beekeeping course followed by one year of hands on learning at the hives. Each participant is equipped with a start-up beekeeping kit which will enable them to manage their hives, harvest honey, sell honey, and have the opportunity to expand their business.
Training a community (20 people) – $13,500
Train one farmer to beekeep – $675
Provide a communty with follow up support from an extension worker – $1200/year
Buy a farmer a beekeeping suit – $75
Buy a community a honey extractor – $200
Buy a farmer a hive – $30
Beekeeping Extension Team
Our beekeeping extension team is essential for the development of the beekeeping industry in Liberia. This team of Liberia’s most knowledgeable beekeepers travels throughout the country to train new beekeepers and provide ongoing support. They offer a hand, provide resources, and encourage all the new beekeepers. They also collect data on bee health and colonization rates so West Africa can be aware of any developments with the African bee populations. It’s a sweet job and we need your help to keep the extension team in the field.
$7000 – Salary and transportation for an extension worker for a year
$585 – Salary and transportation for an extension worker for a month.
$4500 – Motorcycle for an extension worker (Honda XL)
$265 – Extension worker beekeeping kit
Honey Processing Center
Liberia Pure Honey has outgrown its current processing and storage facility! For the business to meet the increase in demand for its product, it needs a more spacious location with updated equipment where honey can be efficiently processed, packaged and warehoused. This honey business is making a huge impact on farmers and beekeepers lives. In the past four years Liberia Pure Honey has put $40 000 in the pockets of farmers and beekeepers in Liberia – that’s something worth investing in!
$50 – 1 sq’ of construction costs
$500 – 10 sq’ of construction costs
$75,000 – The entire first floor (1500 sq’)
$150,000 – The whole building (3000 sq’)
$2,000 – Honey heating cabinet
$2,000 Dehydrator / $4,500 Bottling Machine / $360 Honey Barrels / $2,700 Wax Processing Equipment / Cost to ship equipment to Liberia $5,000
Coconut Oil Business
This business will be based off of the same successful model that Liberia Pure Honey is based on. Farmers are some of the lowest income earners in Liberia and businesses like this with a focus on developing local markets and supply chains that put dollars in farmers pockets giving them and their families financial independence.
$6,000- 23′ x 26′ processing facility
$2,200 – Dryer construction
$1,000 – Stainless steel sheet for dryer
$150 – 15 x 20 L pails for oil storage
$600 – 2.7 Kw x 240V generator
$2,500 – Coconut Oil press
$2,500 DME graters / $2,500 DME stainless steel graters / $1,000 Stainless steel kit
$7,000 Shipping costs for equipment / $6,000 program development
Education is the first step in helping children achieve their potential and to break the cycle of poverty. By sponsoring a child to go to school you can eliminate the finacial barrier that stands in the way of a child continuing their education and give them the ability to dream about a better future. Learn more here.
To sponsor a child, click on the orange Donate now button. When you see the review donation form, please add in the “special instructions” space that your donation is for a child sponsorship. To finalize the reoccuring monthly payment we will need you to call the office or email us with your credit card information. Our apologies for this extra step that we soon hope to eliminate! We will then process your request and send you the information about your child.
Strive Learning Center
This facility will help support motivated children and adults who are seeking to expand their educational horizons through technology, online resources and inquiry based learning. We know how important knowledge is to lifting people out of poverty and we want to continue providing enriching environments for striving students.
$15,000 – Renovations to utilize existing structure
$6,750 – Internet hardware and tower
$1,900 – One month of dedicated internet service
$10,000 – Program development
$5,000 – Furnishings and supplies