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

Anne's story

Anne lives outside of Kakamega town, in Kakamega county. Kakamega county is located in Western Kenya and is famous for having the only tropical rain forest in the country. Most farmers in Kakamega grow maize, but sugarcane, papaya, bananas and tea are also popular crops. The variety of crops grown in the region, as well as the abundance of vegetation in the old growth forest, make Kakamega particularly attractive for beekeeping.

Anne is married, and has three children. Both she and her husband have been farming for more than 20 years. Anne is currently tending dairy cows, raising poultry and growing vegetables on her land. She is excited to start beekeeping for two main reasons: the bees do all of the work, and she loves eating honey.

This is Anne's first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to buy even more hives. In the future, Anne hopes to see her grandchildren "grow up well."

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