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


Ruth's story

Ruth lives in a small town outside of Sagalato, 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. Ruth is married and has five children. Both she and her husband have been farming for 23 years and are currently tending to an orange grove on their land. Ruth is excited to start working with Honey Care because they offer good training, and she is looking forward to having her beehives produce honey as this will give her another source of income. This is Ruth’s first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to make improvements to her farmhouse. In the future, Ruth hopes to save up enough money to build a new house for herself and her family.



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