A loan of $200 helped to buy beehives to begin making honey.


Rosemary's story

Rosemary lives outside of Kakamega town in Kakamega county. This area is located in Western Kenya and is famous for the Kakamega Forest, the only tropical rain forest in Kenya. It is a very good location for beekeeping because of the high concentration of old-growth trees and farms in the area, which provide bees with a variety of forage. Rosemary is married and has five children. She has been farming for 10 years, and is currently growing maize and vegetables on her land. She is excited to start beekeeping because it is a long-term project that she believes will have solid returns. When asked about her hopes and dreams, Rosemary said she wants to "see my children through school so that they can have a better life." This is her first loan, and she plans to use the income generated from her hives to start another small business.



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