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

Luke's story

Luke lives in Malava, a small town in Kakamega County located in western Kenya. The county is famous for having the only tropical rain forest in the country. Most farmers in Kakamega grow maize, but sugarcane, papaya, bananas and tea are also popular crops. The variety of crops grown in the region, as well as the abundance of vegetation in the old-growth forest, make Kakamega particularly attractive for beekeeping.

Luke is married and has five children. The couple are both farmers, and they are currently growing maize, carrots, tomatoes and other vegetables on their land. Luke is an experienced beekeeper; he started beekeeping when he was young and says it is his hobby.

This is Luke's first Kiva loan, and he is applying for 25,000 KES through Honey Care to buy beehives. He likes that Honey Care guarantees a market for his honey. He plans to use the proceeds from his honey sales to pay the primary and secondary school fees for his children. He hopes to expand his apiary to a hundred hives in the future.

When asked about his hopes and dreams, Luke states that he wants to "see my children through school and become an expert in beekeeping."

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