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Edward lives with his wife and three children in Kakamega, Kenya. He has been farming for five years, and is currently growing vegetables. He hopes to continue farming and wants to expand his farming activities in the future. He says he enjoys beekeeping because he loves honey, and he plans to use the income generated by his hives to pay for his children's school fees.

Additional Information

About Honey Care Africa

Honey Care Africa (HCA) is a for-profit social enterprise that trains smallholder farmers to become commercial honey producers and provides ongoing support for hive owners. Founded in Kenya in 2000, it is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization and aims to increase the income of rural farmers throughout East Africa.

Kiva lenders’ funds will help HCA make loans in the form of a certain number of beehives per family to jumpstart income. This new approach will simplify the process of hive purchase and honey production and will enable HCA to reach many more farmers. Farmers will repay the organization the same way they would for a typical loan.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 709
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $44,827,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $300 helped Edward to buy beehives to produce honey.
4% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Mar 31, 2013
Feb 1, 2013
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