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

Rachel's story

Rachel lives outside of Masifini, 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.

Rachel is married and has two children. Unlike most of Honey Care's borrowers who were born in Kenya, Rachel is a Tanzanian citizen. Both her and her husband have been farming for nine years and are currently tending to an orange orchard on their land. Rachel is excited to start beekeeping because having another source of income will be helpful to take care of household expenses.

This is Rachel’s first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to build a family house.

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