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

Daniel's story

Daniel lives in Kamukuywa, close to Kitale town. Kitale is located in the Trans-Nzoia district of western Kenya. It is located close to Uganda and Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano which straddles the two nations and even has a peak at the Kenya-Uganda border.

Founded by European settlers in the early 1900s, Kitale originally grew due to its proximity to the Ugandan railway, which has fallen into a state of disrepair in recent years. The area around Kitale is filled with natural forests, and maintenance of tree cover by the area’s residents has helped both preserve the region’s soil and ensure that the area remains good for beekeeping. Kitale is the headquarters of the Kenya Seed Company, whose massive sunflower plantations provide nearby bees with a veritable buffet of high-quality forage.

Daniel is married and has ten children. Both he and his wife have been farming for twenty years, and are currently growing coffee, bananas, maize and bluegum trees on their land. He likes beekeeping because it is a source of income that is not labour-intensive, and likes Honey Care because they manufacture modern beehives.

This is Daniel’s first loan, and he plans to use the income generated by his beehives to pay school fees for his children as well as pay expenses for the everyday running of his home. When asked about his hopes for the future, Daniel said, “I want to do large-scale beekeeping, and I look at it as my retirement benefit scheme.”

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