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

Susan's story

Susan lives on a farm close to Kitale town. Kitale is located in the Trans-Nzoia district of western Kenya. It is located close to Uganda and Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano which straddles the two nations and even has a peak at the Kenya-Uganda border. Founded by European settlers in the early 1900s, Kitale originally grew due to its proximity to the Ugandan railway. The area around Kitale is filled with natural forests, and maintenance of tree cover by the area’s residents has helped both preserve the region’s soil and ensured that the area remains good for beekeeping. Kitale is the headquarters of the Kenya Seed Company, whose massive sunflower plantations provide nearby bees with a veritable buffet of high-quality forage.

Susan is married and has two children. Both she and her husband have been farming for six years, and are currently growing maize, bananas and beans as well as tending to livestock. Susan likes beekeeping because “It doesn't require constant supervision.”

This is Susan’s first loan with Honey Care, and she plans to use the profits generated by her beehives to educate her young children. Her hope for the future is “to see my children getting the best education.”

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