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

Titus's story

Titus lives on a farm outside of Kimilili, near 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 on the Kenya-Uganda border. Founded by European settlers in the early 1900s, Kitale originally grew due to its proximity to the Ugandan railway. 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 ensured 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.

Titus is married, and has one child. Both he and his wife work as farmers, and are currently growing avocadoes, maize and beans on their land, as well as tending to a blue gum tree plantation. Titus is excited to become a beekeeper because “honey is good for our health and [I] am proud to be part of its production.”

This is Titus’ first loan with Honey Care, and he plans to use the income generated by his beehives to start a small business.

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