Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2009
Honey Care Africa
This description of Farouk Jiwa's work was prepared when Farouk Jiwa was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Farouk Jiwa, frustrated with the inefficiency of traditional development models, combines business savvy with NGO’s skills in outreach and training to transform small farmers into diversified business owners, while building one of the largest social enterprises in Africa. Through Honey Care Africa, Farouk has shown how to sustainably increase the income levels of farming communities throughout East Africa. He does this by using bee keeping to help small and subsistence farmers supplement their income but more importantly, by pioneering a joint way forward for businesses, development agencies, and rural communities. Because of this multi-sector approach, Honey Care now provides a comprehensive package of services, ranging from training to start-up financing, technologies and market access.
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