A loan of $200 helped to buy beehives and apiary materials for honey production.

Jonah's story

Jonah lives close to Kitale town. 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.

Jonah is married, and has three children. Both he and his wife are farmers, and have been farming for eight years. They are currently growing maize and horticulture produce on their land. Jonah is excited to start beekeeping because it is a project that is not very involved, and will allow him to still focus on his primary farming.

This is Jonah’s first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income from his hives to invest in his children’s education.

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