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

Moses's story

Moses lives and works in the Kimilili region, near Kitale town. Kitale is located in the Trans-Nzoia district of western Kenya, and at over 6,300 feet above sea level, is one of Africa’s most elevated towns. The rich soil of the area makes it one of the nation's biggest maize producing regions, lending it the nickname of “the breadbasket of Kenya.” Many farmers in the region have started projects planting bluegum trees on their land, which complement the region’s natural forests and provide bees with a variety of food sources. The people around Kitale have been beekeeping for centuries, and the area is dense with strong bee colonies.

Moses is married, and has seven children. His wife works as a business lady, while Moses engages in projects on their land. Moses has been farming for sixteen years, and is currently tending to an orange orchard, as well as growing bananas, millet and trees in a plantation. Moses likes beekeeping for two main reasons: “It has a good income. The honey is [also] good for our health.”

This is Moses’ first loan, and he plans to use the income generated by his beehives to “educate my children and improve my farming activities, especially dairy and poultry farming.” Moses’ hope for the future is “to develop a commercial plot in our township to ensure my family and I have a solid future.”

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