Every purchase you make provides invaluable support to our mission. Gideon's Barn is dedicated to training and empowering local leaders to achieve certification as beekeepers. With a modest, initial investment of only $400 USD, our proven model empowers individuals living in poverty to establish self-sustaining businesses in as little as two years. Your contribution helps us make a positive impact and uplift communities in need.
Beekeeping is one of the oldest vocations in the world.
Gideon's Barn was founded by the compassionate Mr. John Gideon, a warm-hearted individual with a background in radio and medical philanthropy, known for his years of service to the community. Prior to embarking on Gideon's latest mission, his primary passion was addressing an epidemic affecting local children in the region—a deficiency that could lead to blindness. Gideon has tirelessly provided Vitamin E to malnourished children throughout India, enhancing their eyesight and improving their circumstances.
During the COVID pandemic, a divine inspiration led him to embrace beekeeping. In just a few short years, he has introduced hundreds of locals to this forgotten craft, helping to certify dozens as skilled beekeepers. All the while, he continues his unwavering commitment to ensuring children receive the essential Vitamin E they need. Gideon's journey is a testament to his enduring dedication to making a positive impact on the lives of both children and the community as a whole.
Beekeepers have the opportunity to replicate their hives each year through the proceeds from honey sales, creating a truly sustainable business model.
Uttakharand, India is a state in northern India amidst the Himalayas, famously known as a Hindu pilgramage to the source of the Ganges river.
Success Story - New Hope for an Uber driver
Meet Sohan, an Uber driver in the picturesque Himalayas, whose income was severely impacted by the COVID pandemic. In the midst of economic hardship, he found a lifeline in the world of beekeeping, thanks to Mr. Gideon's guidance. Sohan became one of the first individuals to earn certification from Gideon's Barn and was equipped with two bee boxes. With the support of his 8-year-old son, these two hives not only provided for his family but also allowed him to sell surplus honeycomb.
Remarkably, Sohan's Uber customers transformed into loyal honey customers. The supplementary income generated by beekeeping enabled Sohan and his family to make the leap from a modest one-bedroom home to a larger residence, complete with a roadside retail setup, where they sell honey right from their front doorstep.
In just two short years, Sohan has not only achieved self-sufficiency but has emerged as a revered leader and role model within his community. His success story is a testament to the transformative power of determination and the support provided by Gideon and Gideon's Barn. Inspired by his journey, Sohan now works for the Honey Cooperative, extending his hand to support others on their own training journeys. Through his association with Gideon and Gideon's Barn, Sohan continues to cultivate his skills, knowledge, and a profound connection with a higher purpose.