A loan of $300 helped to buy beehives to make honey.

Christopher's story

Christopher lives outside of Kakamega town, which is in Kakamega county in Western Kenya, close to the Ugandan border. This area contains the only tropical rain forest in Kenya, and the variety of 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.

Christopher is married and has five children. He has been farming for 10 years, and is currently growing sugar cane and vegetables on his land. He is excited to start beekeeping because the bees do all the work and you don't have to worry about caring for them or feeding them. This is Christopher's first loan, and he plans to use the income he earns to pay college fees for his children and to buy fertilizers for his crops. When asked about his hopes and dreams for the future, Christopher said that he wants to "build a good house for my family."

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