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Bee Keeping and Fish Ponds

Our beehives and fish ponds are income-generating endeavours that are used to help train community members in sustainable enterprises. Our 14 ‘Langstroth Hives‘ are harvested every three months to provide a steady stream of income and honey for the Nasio guesthouse. They also provide a safe haven for local bee colonies. Fourteen kgs of honey have been harvested so far this year. Our collaboration with the Ministry of Livestock has resulted in an exponential increase in our production.

The two fish ponds are home to tilapia fish, a local delicacy. The ponds provide a source of protein for those who cannot afford to pay for red meat. The fish ponds are integrated into our Peer Education Programme to provide young people with income-generating opportunities so that they refrain from risky sexual behaviour. We sold 2,000 tilapia fish in 2023.

Impact

  • Steady income for the charity through sale of honey and fish. The income earned through the projects is invested back into the charity’s other activities
  • Training of local entrepreneurs and young people in bee-keeping and fish-pond management
  • Environmental protection through promotion of healthy bee colonies and pollination

 

Photo:

"They have paid my fees in school. They house me and they provide everything I need."
Moses (The orphan that started it all)

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Publishing in Africa at the London Book Fair By Katie Isbester

In further support of the Nasio Trust’s Library appeal, Katie Isbester talks about her recent trip to the London Book Fair and a fortuitous discovery!

I didn’t mean to go to the talk. There were some 30,000 people at the London Book Fair and I was supposed to meet at least a few of them. Instead I found myself going to a talk on publishing in Africa because of Nasio Trust. I knew it was trying to build a library, the first of its kind in Western Kenya, and I was rather curious.

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Nasio’s Medical Centre Nominated for an Award

We are pleased to share that Nasio’s GMK Medical Centre was nominated for the award of Primary Care Provider of the Year at the Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards, 2024.

It was nominated from among 48,000 healthcare providers and was among the top 11 nominees.

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Our 2024 Nasio Newsletter Has Arrived

Hot off the press – you can read our 2024 Nasio Newsletter.

All the latest Nasio news, information and acheivements.

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