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

Simon's story

Simon lives in Magodi, a small town in Kwale county. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast and borders Tanzania to the south. Inconsistent rainfalls make farming difficult and contribute to the area's high poverty rates. Despite the unreliable rainfall, bees in the region have two excellent sources of food from wild mangrove forest and local passion fruit plantations. Beekeeping is relatively new to the area but many farmers are very interested in owning hives.

Simon is married and has been farming for fifteen years. He is currently growing mangoes on his land and is excited to start beekeeping because honey sales will be another good source of income. He likes working with Honey Care Africa because they offer free training sessions and the chance to learn about beekeeping.

This is Simon’s first loan and he plans to use some of the income generated from his hives to build an enclosure for his animals.

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details