A loan of $350 helped to buy beehives and apiary materials for honey production.

Peter's story

Peter lives and works close to Cherengani, in the Kitale region. 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.

Peter is married, and has five children. Both he and his wife are experienced farmers, having owned their plot for 28 years, and are currently growing maize, vegetables, beans and sunflowers as well as raising livestock and tending to natural forest on their land.

This is Peter’s first loan with Kiva, and he is excited for the chance “to improve my farming practices” through beekeeping. Peter plans to use the income generated by his beehives to help his family.

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