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

Felista's story

Felista lives and works outside of 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, sugarcane, 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.

Felista is married and has five children. Both she and her husband are agriculturalists, and they have been farming for 21 years. They have a variety of activities occurring on their homestead, including maize, fruit orchards, livestock, bananas, vegetables, and trees. She wanted to start beekeeping because “one can manage beekeeping together with all other projects in the farm since it is not involving.”

This is Felista’s first loan, and she plans to use the income generated by beehives to pay for her children’s school fees.

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