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Help 50 tribal women farmers change their lives!

Team Happy Roots always dreamed of building a community, where common people like us, can create real impact and have a direct contribution in changing thousands of lives. As they say that it always starts small, we have found one more opportunity to realise our dream. And this time, we are partnering with you!
We are doing a pilot project in Ahmednagar, with 50 tribal women farmers. This project would involve beekeeping and extraction of Buckwheat honey. We started revival and farming of Tartary Buckwheat last year and it's been one of our very successful livelihood development projects.
This year, we want to test and prove the validity of the theory, that beekeeping is not only an excellent alternate livelihood source for small farmers but build a sustainable environment for all neighbouring flora & fauna . Happy Roots is still a small startup and hence we need money to run this project. All money raised will be directly credited to our NGO partner Lokpanchayat, who are our project implementation partner.

The attached deck covers all project details, it's social impact and how we are going to use the funds.

If you feel that this is an excellent way to make a difference and you would like to join hands with us; please make your contribution today!

Women farmers involved in Buckwheat farming
Women farmers involved in Buckwheat farming
Lokpanchayat at work
Lokpanchayat at work
Planning process of Buckwheat sowing for Kharif
Planning process of Buckwheat sowing for Kharif
Happy Roots at work
Happy Roots at work
Fundraising deck
Fundraising deck
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16th September 2017
Dear Supporters,

First of all we apologise for a delayed update. Our team has been busy implementing the beekeeping project and there are couple of more exciting projects, which are in progress at Happy Roots.

Nonetheless, we are thrilled to update you on what all we have accomplished with the Beekeeping project:

  • We raised INR 137,300 (USD 2,145) and we overachieved our project goal! Thanks to each of one of you for your generous contributions! 
  • We have donors not only from India but from USA, Singapore and Australia as well. This has made our project truly global
  • We have deployed 12 bee boxes at our Buckwheat farms last month. The boxes were deployed by a local entrepreneur who's an expert in beekeeping. The farmer training was also conducted by him onsite
  • The honey bees are showing great activity and we are extracting our first batch of honey this week
  • The final extraction is due next month (towards end of Oct'17)
Once the final extraction of honey is conducted, we will take 20-30 days to ship you all your beautiful Buckwheat honey bottles. In the interim, we will post some pictures from the village, so that you don't miss the action!

If anyone of you is enthusiastic about knowing more details, please feel free to drop us an email at Those who are in Pune or Mumbai; and are interested in visiting the project site, we will be happy to take you along whenever we are visiting the farms next. You can share your interest over email.

Much love,
Team Happy Roots

Thank you our supporters!

4th September 2017
Dear Supporters,
I am withdrawing funds towards procurement of additional honey bee boxes and honey extraction tools.

Thank you so much for the support. I will keep you posted on the progress.
14th August 2017
Dear Supporters,

The flowering at few of our Buckwheat plots has already begun. We are installing 06 bee boxes today and the rest towards the end of this week.

Thank you for the support.
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raised of Rs.200,000 goal

24 Supporters

Beneficiary: Lokpanchayat info_outline

Supporters (24)

Deepika donated Rs.5,000
11 months ago
saurav donated Rs.2,100
11 months ago

best of luck

Chetan donated Rs.1,500
11 months ago

All the very Best of Success !!!

Gaurav donated Rs.2,100
11 months ago

Go for it; we will wait for your products to be delivered here.

Sumit donated Rs.1,500
11 months ago
Anonymous donated Rs.50,000
11 months ago

All the best. You know I am proud of you