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


Moses's story

Moses lives and works close to Kimilili, near Kitale. Kitale is located in the Trans-Nzoia district of western Kenya. Originally dominated by English settlers in the early 20th century, the region’s farmland was redistributed after independence. This left Trans-Nzoia, one of Kenya’s most cosmopolitan areas, with individuals from a variety of linguistic and ethnic groups living in close proximity. The lush soil of the region ensures that farmers can grow a variety of crops, including maize, sunflower, sugar cane, millet, and beans. Kitale is located near Mount Elgon, East Africa's oldest and largest solitary extinct volcano, whose substantial forest cover makes Kitale a high-potential beekeeping region.

Moses is married and has thirteen children. Both he and his wife do some work around the farm and are currently growing maize, bananas, cassava, trees, sugarcane, and potatoes. Moses is excited to start beekeeping because “honey production is easy to manage. I love honey and am happy I will finally be able to participate in its production.”

This is Moses’ first loan, and he plans to use the income generated by his beehives “to educate my children as well as help orphans around my home.” When asked about his hopes for the future, Moses said “I am disabled and this project will enable me to seek medication and live a more fulfilling life.”



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