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Daniel
Daniel lives in Kitale. Kitale is located in the Trans-Nzoia district of western Kenya, and at over 6,300 feet above sea level, is one of Africa’s most elevated towns. The rich soil of the area makes it one of the nation's biggest maize producing regions, lending it the nickname of “the breadbasket of Kenya.” Many farmers in the region have started projects planting bluegum trees on their land, which complement the region’s natural forests and provide bees with a variety of food sources. The people around Kitale have been beekeeping for centuries, and the area is dense with strong bee colonies.

Daniel is married and has four children. He is a teacher. Both he and his wife farm their land. They have been farming for 20 years now, and they are currently growing maize and rearing livestock on their farm. Daniel is excited about beekeeping, as the bees will help in pollinating their crops.

This is Daniel's first loan with Honey Care, and he intends to use the proceeds from his beehives to invest in beekeeping.

Daniel's hope for the future is to have a fulfilling life.

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
  • 704
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $42,216,300
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 86.3
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $350 helped Daniel to buy beehives and apiary materials for honey production.
0% repaid
Repayment Term
50 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Disbursed:
May 3, 2014
Listed
Mar 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible