Mavis Nduchwa  

Founder, Kalahari Honey

Botswana

Nduchwa is the founder and CEO of Kalahari Honey, a social enterprise that uses Beekeeping as a tool to mitigate human and wildlife conflict while transforming rural communities. Botswana is home to the world’s largest elephant population, every year farmers lose their lives and their crops due to elephants. Kalahari Honey trains and supplies rural women in elephant-infested areas with beehives that they use as living fences along their farms. The beehives create a natural barrier as elephants hate bees and therefore keep away from the farms. The women then harvest the honey from the beehives, which Kalahari Honey buys back and sells as raw organic desert honey, creating a new source of income for the more than 500 rural women they work with.

Nduchwa’s business supports the following SDGs:

GOAL 2: Zero Hunger

GOAL 5: Gender Equality

GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities