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Sustaining Farmers through the Apiculture

This project aims to improve the socio-economic state of 50 poor families in Zalbastari, Albania.

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Detailed description

Zalbastari region in Albania is one of the poorest areas in Europe and relies heavily on cultivation of crops as a means of survival. As bees provide a great source of income as well as nutrition for poor families as well as help the environment and sustain the surrounding eco-system the RC Clubs of Gubbio and Korça, in synergy with Heifer International, are providing 125 beehives for 25 poor families so that they may help to pull themselves out of dire poverty. Training is provided on beekeeping and the marketing and sale of bee byproducts. At the end of one year, the beehives are split and another 125 beehives will be donated to another 25 families thus creating a self sustaining project. The donation ceremony was held in July. The beehives, bees and necessary equipment were donated to the initial 25 families. The project caught the attention of the Government. The First Lady, Teuta Topi and a representative of the Ministry of Agriculture joined Rotary and Heifer in the ceremony.

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Community economic development

Albania

12 July 2012

12 July 2013

Project Funding

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Community needs, project impact, and sustainability

Community assessment: How the project team learned about the community’s needs

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Project impact: How the project will help the community after the project ends

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Sustainability: How the benefits of the project will continue afterward

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Engagement Tracker

Total volunteer hours
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Hours
Number of volunteers
4
People
Total cash contributions
15,000
USD
Total in-kind contributions
4,700
USD