A loan of $350 helped to buy beehives for honey production.

Veronicah's story

Veronicah lives in a small town outside of Ukunda in Kwale County. Kwale County is located on the Kenyan coast near Tanzania. Inconsistent rains, especially recently, have made farming difficult, and the poverty rates in the county are above the Kenyan average.

Beekeeping is somewhat new to Kwale, but the passion fruit farms and mangrove forests throughout the area provide excellent sources of nectar for bee colonies. Many farmers in the area have expressed excitement at the prospect of owning their own hives and having a second source of income from their honey to help care for their families.

Veronicah is married and has four children. Both she and her husband have been farming for nine years and are currently growing mangoes on their land. Veronica is excited to start beekeeping because the bees do all the work and you don't have to worry about caring for them!

This is Veronicah's first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to invest in dairy goats. Her hope for the future is to grow her beekeeping business enough "to establish commercial apiaries."

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