- A 17-year-old boy from Uganda began his own fast growing bee-keeping business
- He began with only two bee hives, but now he has six and bough a motorcycle and bee protection on his profits
- The young businessman advises all young people to start their own businesses
17-year-old Andrew Wasike is a young entrepreneur from Uganda who hopes to one day earn a sizable profit off his favorite pursuit – beekeeping. In less than two years Andrew went up from one hive to six.
Andrew had a hard life as a child. He recalls: “My father passed on when I was in Primary Four, but I had a dream of becoming a great bee keeper. My teachers gave a hand and pushed me up to Primary Seven. That is when my life started getting difficult.”
“I enrolled for a study trip to Nairobi, Kenya and became one of the best students and got a bee hive and a training certificate,” Andrew said.
He bought two bee hives with what little money he had and began the process. In just five months he was already harvesting the fruit of his labor. He said: “At first I got only one liter of honey which I sold at GHC30, but that didn’t demoralize me. It instead gave me hope of getting more.”
Today he gets up to three liters of honey every three months of harvest. On the money he earned Andrew acquired his own protective gear and a motorcycle.
Andrew advises all young people to start their own business, even if it is something small like brick laying or bee keeping.
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