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


Nicholas's story

Nicholas lives outside of Kakamega town, in Kakamega county. Kakamega county is located 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.

Nicholas is married, and has seven children. He has been farming for thirty years, and is currently growing maize and vegetables on his land. He is excited to start beekeeping because "it is a long-term project, and it is cheap compared to other projects."

This is Nicholas' first loan, and he plans to use the income generated from his hives to help educate his children, and to expand his farming activities. In the future, Nicholas hopes to save up enough money to "build a good and comfortable house for my family."



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