This article is an example of combating poverty by introducing a small business, this one based on beekeeping:
Hives Save Lives
While searching for a viable grassroots approach to directly combat poverty in Africa, Richard Urwin, an international businessman, looked to honey
bees for an answer.
Although apiculture, or beekeeping as it is better known, has a long tradition in Africa, it is not normally practiced as a commercial activity. ‘Honey hunting’ is a more conventional way of harvesting, but the natural
colonies and log hives are often damaged in the process.