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Through a partnership between the United Way of Jamaica and Jamalco / Alcoa Foundation an investment of 20 million dollars was used to create alternative income for persons within three (3) rural mining communities. This resulted in the establishment of forty three (43) small business enterprises which provided employment, income generation and improved quality of life for approximately two hundred and fifteen (215) individuals.

The investment in Spring Village Development Foundation resulted in training in beekeeping, the establishment of individual Apiaries and a Bee Farmers Co-operative. Employment and income generating opportunities were provided for one hundred and twenty (120) beneficiaries.

The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) supports farmers and actively engages in restoration efforts post major disasters. Primary partners with UWJ are Jamaica Agricultural Society and the Jamaica 4H Clubs.

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Beneficiaries of the Spring Village Development Foundation engaged in Bee keeping.

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Honey produced by Spring Village Foundation beneficiaries.

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United Way beneficiaries in Manchester rear chickens as a source of income.