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Total loan: $300
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Lilian

Kenya
Kakamega, Kenya / Agriculture

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


Lilian's story

Lilian lives on a farm outside of Kakemga town in Kakamega county. Kakamega county is located in Western Kenya, close to the Ugandan border. It contains the only tropical rainforest in Kenya and the variety of the flora in the region makes it well suited for beekeeping. It has one of the highest rural population densities in the world (in some areas close to 600 people per square kilometer), which may contribute to the region's high poverty rates.

Lilian is married and has three children. She is currently leasing land and uses it to grow horticulture crops like green peppers and tomatoes. Lilian is excited to start beekeeping because it is an activity that is easy to manage and will generate good returns.

This is Lilian’s first loan and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to educate her children and invest in her farm work. In the future, Lilian’s hope is to buy her farm outright.



Loan details

Loan length:

38 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: October 8, 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: October 8, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Honey Care Africa