Sustainable Enterprise Development

Sustainable Enterprise Development

Microfinance and small businesses are the foundations for economic growth in rural Tanzania. By combining entrepreneurship with eco-friendly business principles, APW’s sustainable enterprise programs uplift communities while protecting the environment.  

OUR IMPACT

950+

women involved in sustainable enterprise development across 52 women’s groups

700+

beehives generating income for women while protecting critical wildlife habitats

$4,500+

in revenue earned by women’s groups from nearly two tons of harvested honey (2016 harvest)

The Women's Beekeeping Initiative is one of APW's sustainable enterprise programs.

Women’s Beekeeping Initiative

We empower rural women to harness the financial benefits of wise environmental protection. Using microgrants provided by APW, local women’s groups mobilize to start their own beekeeping businesses. When the wildlife-friendly honey is sold to local stores and tourism camps, the women earn a sustainable revenue stream they can use to support their families, develop additional businesses, and become true entrepreneurs.

Community-Level Benefits from Conservation

APW strengthens the ability of rural communities to benefit from sustainable wildlife tourism. Opened in 2016, the Oldonyo Nape campsite is 100% community-owned and operated. As a source of revenue for local people, the campsite reinforces the value of wildlife species that sometimes cause conflict with humans, such as lions, elephants, and buffalo.

The Oldonyo Nape community campsite is one of APW's sustainable enterprise programs.

Support a rural woman on the road to financial independence.

For just $25, you can help a woman to start her own sustainable beekeeping business.

Support a rural woman on the road to financial independence.

For just $25, you can help a woman to start her own sustainable beekeeping business.
Maasai women in APW's Women's Beekeeping Initiative prepare to hang hives.

“A good business does not destroy the environment. That is why we chose beekeeping. And now, many women are benefiting from this program.”

HELENA MBARNOTI, WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION CHAIRWOMAN

P.O. Box 11306

Arusha, Tanzania

+255 767 172 086

P.O. Box 624

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

+1 (908) 642-1540

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P.O. Box 11306

Arusha, Tanzania

+255 767 172 086

P.O. Box 624

Bernardsville, NJ 07924

+1 (908) 642-1540

CONNECT WITH US
STAY UP TO DATE
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