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Total loan: $300
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Elizabeth

Kenya
Kakamega, Kenya / Agriculture

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


Elizabeth's story

Elizabeth lives in a small town 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.

Elizabeth has been farming for three years, and is currently growing maize and beans on a small plot of land. She is interested in beekeeping because it is a long-term project that requires little investment and can provide good income.

This is Elizabeth’s first loan, and she plans to use the income generated from her beehives to help her start a small business. In the future, Elizabeth hopes to own enough of her own land to provide for herself.



Loan details

Loan length:

38 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Honey Care Africa

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Loan details

Loan length:

38 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Honey Care Africa