b'first person SWEET SUCCESSFUTURES ABUZZ WITH POSSIBILITYPHOTOS COURTESY OF HEIFER HONDUR ASBefore, peopleWhen you include Heifer in your estate plans, you ensure our stability without sacrificing your own. There are many ways you can combine your desire to givedidnt even knowto Heifer with your overall estate planning and financial goals.where Las Selvas was. Now everyone knows that there is a honey processing Leave a giftName Heifer as aMake a giftEarn income and receiveLeave Heifer plant here andTHE COMMUNITY OF LASan apiary of her ownandto Heifer inbeneficiary (IRA,through youra tax deduction with agifts of real they see this as aSELVAS, in the mountains ofreconsidered honey production your will orretirement accounts,donor-advisedcharitable gift annuityestate or great opportunityeastern Honduras, is dotted withas a viable income-earning trust life insurance) fund or charitable trust stockspatches of land where farmersactivity to support her family.for all members ofcultivate the golden liquid madeEncouraged by her fellow the community.by the worlds most prolificfemale beekeepers, Diana becameMeet Edith, Lubia and Clara: three women shattering gender pollinators: honey.the marketing coordinator ofstereotypes in a beekeeping cooperative in Chiapas, Mexico.DIANA MONCADA But bees never interestedAPISEL, helping members open Diana Moncada much. Thougha store selling wax sheets, beeBeekeeping is traditionally viewed as a male occupation, but her husband owned a smallboxes and other supplies. Inthese three women are forging their own path. After seeing apiary, the 39-year-old motherjust two years, the group wentClara, Edith and Lubia succeed, other women in the village of five preferred to support hisfrom owning 80 hives to morestarted to question the stereotypes holding them back. Not agricultural work during the coffeethan 600. And the future looksonly have the three women inspired others, theyve also harvest. All that changed, however,promising: In August 2021,increased the prices they receive for their honey by 280%.when she joined a Heifer HondurasHeifer Honduras built a honey project. After beekeeping trainingprocessing plant in Las Selvas toYour gifts to Heifer Foundation set the futuresand a meeting with APISEL, acreate more local jobs, expandof women like these abuzz with possibility.women-led membership groupincomes and allow beekeepers of local beekeepers, Diana builtlike Diana to scale production.n FOR MOREDebbie McCullough|501.907.4922debbie.mccullough@heiferfoundation.org INFORMATIONYou can also fill out and return the attached card. 24| SUMMER 2022'