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Total loan: $300
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Christine

Kenya
Magodi, Kenya / Farming

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


Christine's story

Christine lives in Magodi, in Kwale County. Kwale County is located on the Kenyan coast, near Tanzania. Inconsistent rains, especially recently, have made farming difficult, and the poverty rates in the county are above the Kenyan average. Beekeeping is somewhat new to Kwale, but the passion fruit farms and mangrove forests throughout the area provide excellent sources of nectar for bee colonies. Many farmers in the area have expressed excitement at the prospect of owning their own hives, and having a second source of income from their honey to help care for their families.

Christine is married, and has five children. She and her husband have been farming for five years, and are currently growing cashew nuts on their land. Christine is excited to start beekeeping because it is a good opportunity to earn income, especially since the dedicated service of the Hive Technicians means that she can focus on her farming.

This is Christine's first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to start a poultry project. In the future, Christine hopes to save enough money to build a new family home.



Loan details

Loan length:

38 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: August 5, 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 5, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Honey Care Africa