The Secret Lives of Bees
Like many others in Uganda who teach, Geoffrey Agensi, an educator at Misanvu Demonstration Primary School, in the Masaka District, needed a second income to support his wife Rose and their five children.
Geoffrey decided on bee-keeping as a second income as it would still give him time to be able to teach his classes. His loan application was approved by Bayport Uganda. He placed the beehives on land belonging to his family in Nyakera Sub-County, in the Ntungamo district.
In the years since Geoffrey took out his loan with Bayport, he has earned enough money to support his family by selling honey to the community. Geoffrey has also passed his knowledge of bee-keeping onto the farmers of his village by creating a Bee-Keepers Association. Here, he provides free training to the farmers to help them improve their honey making process.