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


Robert's story

Robert lives and works close to Kinondo in Kwale county. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast near the border of Tanzania. While beekeeping has not historically been a major activity in the region, the mangrove swamps closer to the coast and large passion fruit farms inland provide bees with robust sources of nectar. Though most farmers in the area are new to beekeeping, many are very enthusiastic about keeping bees. Robert is married and has one child. His wife works as a grocer, while Robert engages in projects on their land. He has been farming for five years, and is currently growing bananas. He is excited to become a beekeeper because it will be “an opportunity to learn about bees,” which he finds to be interesting creatures. This is Robert’s first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income generated from his hives to help build a family house.



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