A loan of $300 helped to buy beehives for honey production.


James's story

James lives in Kwale county, in southern Kenya. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast, near Tanzania. Inconsistent rains, especially recently, have made farming difficult and the poverty rates in the county are above the Kenyan average. Beekeeping is somewhat new to Kwale, but the passionfruit farms and mangrove forests throughout the area provide excellent sources of nectar for bee colonies. Many farmers in the area have expressed excitement at the prospect of owning their own hives and having a second source of income from their honey to help care for their families. James has been farming for 45 years and is currently growing oranges on his land. He is married with six children and his wife is currently retired. He is excited to work with Honey Care Africa because he trusts their Hive Technicians to visit his farm regularly and to do good work repairing the hives and harvesting honey. This is James' first Kiva loan and he plans to use the extra income generated from his hives to buy materials to build a new house.



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