“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will read a harvest if we do not give up.” ~Galatians 6:9
Edith Moreno Lopez, Clara Mariflor Perez Arriaga and Lubia Aguilar Gonzales in their Aviary. Together they have 210 hives of Honey Bees. They were told, “The only thing (women) can do is prepare lunch and stay at home with the kids. They don’t know anything about agriculture.” They and Heifer changed that. Heifer taught them how to build beehives. Close behind that was the formation of a Cooperative to help market their product. The women caught their first bees in the wild. With the Co-op, they eliminated the middle man. Clara said, “They (Heifer) has given us so many things, we know we aren’t alone.” And Edith added, “We will continue working as hard as possible to support our families because if it weren’t for beekeeping, where could we get the money? There is no money. This is how we do it.” Way to go, ladies!