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

Kipkemboi's story

Kipkemboi lives on a farm outside of 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.

Kipkemboi is married, and has four children. He works as a farmer, while his wife is employed as a teacher. He has been farming for forty years, and is currently growing beans, maize and bananas as well as tending to livestock. Kipkemboi is excited to start beekeeping, as he loves honey and is happy to help produce it.

This is Kipkemboi’s first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income generated by his beehives to help pay for his children’s education.

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