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

Kusema's story

Kusema lives outside of Kwale town, in Kwale county. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast near the border of Tanzania. While beekeeping has not historically been a major activity in the region, the mangrove swamps closer to the coast and large passion fruit farms inland provide bees with robust sources of nectar. Though most farmers in the area are new to beekeeping, many are very enthusiastic about keeping bees.

Kusema has been farming for six years and is currently growing eucalyptus trees. He is excited to work with Honey Care Africa because he enjoys the training sessions and the chance to learn about beekeeping and he is happy to start beekeeping because it is a good source of income.

This is Kusema's first loan and he plans to use the income generated by his hives to start more tree plantations. Kusema is working very hard these days and for good reason: when asked about his hopes and dreams for the future, he said he intends to "raise funds to pay the dowry, so I can marry my girlfriend."

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