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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Honey from Oshun

Every year, a portion of Oshun Spirit sales are donated to Heifer International. Because of you, today, people who were once hungry will be nourished by milk, eggs, fresh vegetables, and self-reliance.

Families who for generations knew only poverty will be building new homes and starting businesses. Children who once headed out to the fields to do backbreaking work will be heading into schoolrooms to learn to read.

And people who never thought they’d be in a position to help someone else will be experiencing the joy of charitable giving.

How is this possible? Heifer helps people obtain a sustainable source of food and income. From Uganda to El Salvador, bees from Heifer International help struggling families earn income through the sale of honey, beeswax and pollen.

Beehives require almost no space and, once established, are inexpensive to maintain. As bees search for nectar, they pollinate plants. Placed strategically, beehives can as much as double some fruit and vegetable yields. In this way, a beehive can be a boost to a whole village.

Although most Heifer partners keep bees as a supplement to family income, beekeeping can be a family's livelihood. Your generosity has helped Heifer provide several families with a package of bees, the box and hive, plus training in beekeeping.

Thank you for your kindness, may you be blessed.

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