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What’s that buzzing sound you hear on the hillsides of Boaco, Nicaragua? That would be 100 hives of bees that are helping Marcelo Paz García, his father and two brothers make an income. García’s profit helps him eat healthier food and pay for university classes.
Those honey-makers produce 66-gallon barrels of the golden nectar bringing in more than $17,000 annually. After paying expenses and building more hives, they are left with a modest monthly income, he says.
Business growth has doubled since 2019 when García took a small business and finance training for young adults from Asociación Cristiana de Jovenes de Nicaragua (ACJ-YMCA), a Mennonite Central Committee partner.
To learn more about how buzzing and laughter sound like hope, click here.
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