A loan of $175 helped to buy beehives for honey production.

Leonida's story

Leonida lives and works close to Kakamega town, in Kakamega county. Kakamega county is located in Western Kenya and is famous for having the only tropical rain forest in the country. Most farmers in Kakamega grow maize, but sugarcane, papaya, bananas and tea are also popular crops. The variety of crops grown in the region, as well as the abundance of vegetation in the old growth forest, make Kakamega particularly attractive for beekeeping.

Leonida is married and has five children. Her husband is a retired officer, while Leonida engages in projects on their land. She has been farming for twenty years, and is currently growing maize and sugar cane as well as tending to cows. When asked why she wanted to become a beekeeper, Leonida replied “I love that bees make honey because it is medicinal.”

This is Leonida’s first loan with Honey Care, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to start a small business, probably a shop. Leonida says her hope for the future is "to own a shop to help me depend on myself not my children.”

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