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


Beth's story

Beth lives in a small town in Kwale county. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast, and borders Tanzania to the south. Inconsistent rainfalls make farming difficult and contribute to the area's high poverty rates. Despite the unreliable rainfall, bees in the region have two excellent sources of food: wild mangrove forests and local passion fruit plantations. Beekeeping is relatively new to the area, but many farmers are very interested in owning hives.

Beth is married and has three children. Both she and her husband farm, and they are currently growing mangoes and coconut on their land. She is looking forward to becoming a beekeeper for two main reasons: she wants a reliable source of honey for medicinal use, and she is also excited about the opportunity to learn about bees.

This is Beth’s first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to start a tree nursery. In the future, Beth hopes to save up enough money to increase her apiary to house 20 beehives.



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