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

Nimrod's story

Nimrod lives and works close to 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.

Nimrod is married, and has nine children. Both him and his wife have been farming for ten years, and are currently growing beans, millet and maize on their land, as well as tending to a fruit orchard. He is very grateful to Kiva lenders, as “thanks to them we can now own beehives and produce honey.”

This is Nimrod’s first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income generated by his hives to pay school fees for his three school-going children. His hope for the future is “to have financial security for my family.”

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