Imbabura’s Municipal Government has awarded $16,000 to a group of farmers in Apuela, a community near Cotacachi, to join the Cotacachi Honey Fund's efforts in the region.
This grant is particularly significant as the group of farmers applied for the funding on their own initiative, demonstrating that local communities are taking proactive steps to become involved in our beekeeping project.
The official announcement (in Spanish!) can be found on the government's website at http://www.imbabura.gob.ec/transparencia/programa-de-incentivos/20-propuestas-ganadoras-seleccionadas.html.
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Our grant is #8 on the chart, and is entitled "DULCE IDEA, MIEL DE ABEJA OGRÁNICA EN APUELA" (A Sweet Idea, Organic Honey in Apuela).