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


Sammy's story

Sammy lives outside of Kakamega town in western Kenya. Kakamega county is famous for its rain forest, which is the only rain forest of its type in Kenya. Many farmers in the area grow maize, sugar cane and bananas, with maize being the primary crop. The density of the old growth trees in the Kakamega forest, and the variety of crops grown in the area, make this an excellent area for beekeeping.

Sammy is married, and has three children. Both he and his wife farm, and they are currently growing sugar cane on their land. Sammy is an experienced beekeeper, and he tends to several traditional log hives. When asked about beekeeping, he said: "It is my passion and I've been doing it ever since I was in primary school. I love bees."

He is excited to work with Honey Care because he likes that their methods of extracting honey do not destroy the honeycombs. This is his first loan, and he plans to use the income to pay school fees for his children and buy more hives. In the future, Sammy hopes to own at least 100 hives, and to take his beekeeping "to a higher level."



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