TUESDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2020: PORT OF SPAIN, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO – As a result of an ongoing four year partnership with the Brasso Seco/ Morne La Croix Farmers’ Association, the Digicel Foundation has further deepened the partnership with the purchase of a 40ft container which is being used as storage for their equipment and a honey house in the rural community. Back in 2016, the Foundation pledged an investment of TTD$217,368 to assist the community with start-up funds to develop a community bee apiary.
The Farmers’ Association with the assistance of the Digicel Foundation has also managed over the years to develop a lucrative honey product – Honey Seco. Starting with just 20 bee boxes back in 2017, the community business has presently expanded to 400. Digicel went the extra mile by placing the ‘Honey Seco” product on sale at a couple of their flagship outlets.
The United Nations, a key stakeholder in this project over the years has also extended additional support to the Association through their GEF Small Grants Programme. These efforts are aligned with the sole purpose of championing holistic growth of community initiatives throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
The Digicel Foundation continues to contribute toward the development of communities throughout Trinidad and Tobago as it continues on its mandate to ensure that no one is left behind.