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Tabitha

Kenya
Kwale, Kenya / Agriculture

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


Tabitha's story

Tabitha lives in a small town 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.

Tabitha is married and has one child. Her husband works in business development training, while Tabitha farms their land. She has been working their land for twelve years, and is currently tending to a tree plantation. Tabitha is excited to start beekeeping because it will give her a source of quality honey that she can use for medicinal purposes.

This is Tabitha's first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to help pay the school fees of her child.



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