British charity awards grant for beekeeping project in Kajuki

The project will include a ten-hive apiary. Photo: Facebook/St Peter's Life Line

St Peter’s Life-Line has awarded a grant of £1,500 to their Micro Finance Management Board ladies to allow them to purchase a ten-hive apiary, with all relevant equipment and instruction. Working with the local Beekeeping Association, the income from this venture will cover the central running costs of the scheme, making it self-sustainable.

The small grass roots charity partners with St Peter’s Primary School and community in Kajuki, Kenya, by helping to lift a community out of desperate poverty, through education, micro finance, empowering girls, feeding programmes, clean water, sanitation and the prevention of disease.

St Peter's Life Line beekeeping
The St Peter’s Life-Line Micro Finance Management Board ladies. Photo: Facebook/St Peter’s Life Line

The school was established in 2006 by young, dynamic priest, Father Joe, in the harsh, semi arid part of Kenya, which is home to some 40,000 people.

St Peter’s school has around 344 pupils, of which 150 live at the school during term time. Also supported by the charity, its sister school Our Lady of Consolation has 118 pupils and the Sacred Heart Nursery School has 28 pupils.