Income Generation

Income generation was initiated in 2022 for the purpose of providing income generating activities for vulnerable villagers. The main aim of this project is to improve the living conditions and natural and human resource management in underprivileged communities in Rwanda. As a result, Pollinators proposes 3 projects:
Got Rearing
Rabbit Rearing

The beneficiaries of these projects include 4 rural youth clubs and an association of widows, 2 located in Bugesera district and other 2 located in Gasabo District

The Beekeeping project is run and owned by the Nyagasozi widow association and aims to empower women to effectively manage themselves and the natural resources of their environment.
In 2020, the beekeeping project faced a major setback when many of the hives were vandalised. As a result the number of beehives decreased from 20 to 6. Due to this disaster, the 6 beehives were moved from their former location to a small forest closer to the association of women and where a better environment is available for the bees.
This project has potential to be highly productive and successful. One beehive can produce 3KG of honey per season and 1KG of honey can reach 5000 RWF at market. As a result, one beehive can make 30,000 RWF per year.
The recent harvest shows that the project may be self-sustainable in next two years. Pollinators would then like to expand to this project and duplicate the project’s success there.
As it was in plans since 2019 and under the support of Ms. Serge Placide , the project has been reinforced, and another project to motive primary students was initiated. The project was entitled the Born to serve. Last time, pupils who performed well during the first term, i.e. the firsts in their respective classes from year one up to six, were given a female rabbit, as an award and a motivation to keep on performing good. The students were to rear these livestock not only to reinforce their scholar curricula on biology, general knowledge and agriculture, but also to introduce animal proteins in their daily ratios and the last but not the least to generate income.
NYAGASOZI youth club has such project that will help its members improving their life standards in future.
The rabbit project is owned by the Nyagasozi youth club. Club members take care of the rabbits to breed them before selling on the baby rabbits. Rabbits were chosen since they have a short gestation period and are able to produce a number of offspring. This enables members to make a profit quickly.
The youth group use the money to pay school fees, cover medical insurance and buy clothes. The project has faced some problems over the years but is planning to address them with the help of training from a veterinarian.