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

Anne's story

Anne lives close to 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, 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.

Anne is married, and has seven children. Her husband works as a teacher, while she engages in projects on their land. She has been farming for twenty-six years and is currently growing maize, bananas, vegetables, and beans. She likes beekeeping because it is easy to manage and does not require constant supervision.

This is Anne’s first loan with Kiva, and she plans to use the income generated by her beehives to educate her children. Her hope for the future is to “fend for my family through various projects in my farm and to increase my earning over time.”

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