The responses from Tella Loie (honey prodcuer) and Sakarias Ikio (spice farmer) have been more than encouraging! Simply amazing stuff!
Since our visit last month, they have reported a marked increase in the number of visits, the interest and the amount of connections they have developed.
It all came from a few TV stories, blog articles, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
From Tella Loie:
“1. Many new interested persons enquiring on bees… with positive comments.
2. Few have asked for honey..one flew in from Pom Thur and back Sat, bought honey & jars to repack and do sales. One from Lae (Fiji) origin bought 10 kilos last Fri.
3. Equipment sales, those only in Goroka and beekeepers.
Otherwise I am positive business is definitely picking up. Revenue increase, yes, steady but I am 101% sure will increase. Many thanks!”
Email from Sakarias Ikio:
agency from Lae. And there are also buyers expressing interest for our spices as well.