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Senegal's Women Beekeepers: A Model for Climate Action and Community Empowerment in Collaboration with Nebeday NGO.



Senegal's Sine-Saloum Delta boasts a unique success story: an all-women beekeeping cooperative that's not only empowering its members but also protecting the environment. In the face of climate challenges and a growing population, these women have found a new way to thrive, transforming their traditional livelihood and inspiring others. The success can be attributed to these incredible women, and the Non Governmental Organisation that pioneers a management approach that conserves mangrove resources and boosts their income. What's not to love, right?
The cooperative's brilliance lies in its two-pronged approach. By carefully managing the delicate mangrove ecosystem, they create a haven for bees, fostering honey production and ensuring the health of this vital habitat. This not only safeguards their income but also combats climate change, as healthy mangroves act as natural buffers against rising sea levels and coastal erosion.
Their efforts extend beyond honey. The cooperative has diversified its offerings, producing jams, juices, soap, snacks, and even running a shop and restaurant. This diversification not only increases their income but also fosters a sense of community and economic empowerment.
The cooperative's impact transcends the economic sphere. It provides social security to its members, offering microloans and covering school fees. This empowers women, fostering financial independence and paving the way for a brighter future for themselves and their families. This shows what a people focused NGO can help achieve when it works with the community to solve their issues while also eradicating climate change and taking diversity into account.
Senegal's beekeeping cooperative is a beacon of hope, demonstrating how communities can adapt to climate challenges, embrace sustainable practices, and achieve economic prosperity while protecting the environment. Their story is a powerful testament to the ingenuity and resilience of women, and a compelling model for other communities worldwide to emulate.


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  • johnte ndeto

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    Quite impressive 💯

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    • Sarah Chabane

      6 w

      Very inspiring!

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      • We Don't Have Time

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        • George Kariuki

          7 w

          This clearly showcases the vital role of women in climate action and community empowerment. 🌍 Their story serves as a beacon of hope and a compelling model for sustainable development worldwide.

          • Gorffly mokua

            7 w

            Great initiative! It highlights the critical role of women as agents of change in promoting sustainability & building resilient communities. ..

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            • walter lungayi

              7 w

              Senegal's women beekeepers are setting an inspiring example of how to address climate change and empower communities. Their collaboration with Nebeday NGO showcases the potential for positive impact through sustainable practices.

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              • Jane Wangui

                7 w

                As the saying goes...what a man can do a woman can do better 😊..this is quite commendable.. women should be empowered to do such activities as they can actually do more than we all ever thought possible.

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                • Kevin

                  7 w

                  How adorable seeing women adopt very brilliant projects

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                  • winnie nguru

                    7 w

                    This is incredible! Such dedication is what we want

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                  • Esther Wanjiku

                    7 w

                    The kind of work women are doing here is simply amazing.

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                    • Edwin wangombe

                      7 w

                      This is amazing...we need more of such initiatives globally... it is important to involve women in conservation efforts that will promote them economically and lead to the wellness of the ecosystem

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                      • Rotich Kim

                        7 w

                        This great we need to encourage

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                        • Joseph Githinji

                          7 w

                          This is a motivation to the rest of the globe that it is posible to do the right thing for the environment. It is admirable how this women have embraced this sustainable practices.

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                          • Munene Mugambi

                            7 w

                            @joseph_githinji we can all adopt this strategy from Senegal to protect our mangroves while we amplify diversity of crops and animals and advance the social economic development.

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                            • Edwin wangombe

                              7 w

                              @joseph_githinji if more such projects are initiated around Africa more women will benefit and the ecosystem as well

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                            • Chris Ndungu

                              7 w

                              That is the way to go.

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                              • Boniface Kuria

                                7 w

                                Adaptability, sustainability and economic growth, these women are beating the odds

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                                • Munene Mugambi

                                  7 w

                                  @boniface_kuria They sure are, a problem surfaced and they saw this as a chance to make do with what hand nature had served them. You have to give it to them for the perseverance and ingenuity

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                                  • Edwin wangombe

                                    7 w

                                    @boniface_kuria I agree... that is why we need more of such projects and initiatives around the world

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                                    • Boniface Kuria

                                      7 w

                                      @edwin_wangombe Yeah. Saving the environment while making an income

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