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

Simon's story

Simon lives outside of Kakamega town, Kenya, which is famous for its rain forest. Many farmers in the area grow maize, sugar cane, and bananas, with maize being the primary crop. This is an excellent area for beekeeping due to the density of old trees in the Kakamega forest and the variety of crops grown in the area.

Simon has been farming for forty years. He is currently growing sweet potatoes, cassava, and palm trees on his land. He is also tending to dairy cows. Simon likes beekeeping because it is a cheap, manageable activity.

This is Simon's first loan. He plans to use the income generated from his beehives to help buy medicine for his wife, who is sick. In the future, Simon hopes to earn enough from his farming activities so that he can take good care of his wife.

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