Anne is married, and has three children. Both she and her husband have been farming for more than 20 years. Anne is currently tending dairy cows, raising poultry and growing vegetables on her land. She is excited to start beekeeping for two main reasons: the bees do all of the work, and she loves eating honey.
This is Anne's first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to buy even more hives. In the future, Anne hopes to see her grandchildren "grow up well."
About Honey Care AfricaHoney 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.
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