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

Leavy's story

Leavy lives in Kakamega town, outside of Kakamega county in Western Kenya, close to the Ugandan border. It contains the only tropical rain forest in Kenya, and the variety of the flora in the region makes it well suited for beekeeping. It has one of the highest rural population densities in the world (in some areas, close to 600 people per square kilometer), which may contribute to the region's high poverty rates.

Leavy is married, and has three children. Both him and his wife have been farming for seven years, and are currently growing maize, vegetables and sugar cane on their land. Leavy is excited to begin beekeeping with Honey Care because he does not need to feed the bees to receive honey.

Leavy plans to use the income generated from his hives to pay his children's school fees and feed his family. When asked about his hopes and dreams for the future, Leavy said that he hopes "to build a good house for my family and for my children to get good jobs."

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