We live in Mwanza, Tanzania, serving with Emmanuel International helping local churches in physical and spiritual ministry.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Top Bar Buzz! Thank you!

We are so very thrilled to have topped our fundraising target of £2000 to Help The Hive! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed and shared and helped! Top Bar Results!

We are incredibly excited that Aikande will be funded to continue to work with the Upendo wa Mama group at The Hive. She has also just joined the Emmanuel International Mwanza team, working part time for office administration which is really wonderful! We are excited to be able to support Bhatendi and her amazing work training and supporting beekeepers in rural villages, linking these community groups to The Hive for processing and marketing. And further exciting news is that since we started this fundraiser, Justina has officially joined the team and will be training as a beekeeper to work with Bhatendi. They will be starting a new project working with women on Kome Island, building community groups and training the women as beekeepers. 

With Aikande's family and Bhatendi

And so this brings our March Hive Fundraiser to a close! In honour of International Women's Day, we have really enjoyed celebrating some of the  inspirational women we know (we had so many more we could have written and talked about!) We celebrate the amazing women at The Hive, who every day #chooosetochallenge... challenging the stigma attached to albinism and persevering through so many struggles. We celebrate Aikande and Bhatendi, working hard to make a difference in the lives of these women and others through the community projects. And we thank and celebrate all of you who have helped to make a difference for them! Thank you! 

If you would still like to Help the Hive, the Virgin Money Giving page will remain up until June 8th, so you can still head over there to donate! And in the future, if you would like to further support The Hive or the Beekeeping Project, you can give regularly or one-off donations through Emmanuel International UK or EI Canada. 

Thank you!