A loan of $300 helped to buy beehives for honey production.

Magaret's story

Magaret lives on a farm outside of Kakamega town, in Kakamega county. Kakamega county is located in Western Kenya and is famous for having the only tropical rain forest in the country. Most farmers in Kakamega grow maize, but sugarcane, papaya, bananas and tea are also popular crops. The variety of crops grown in the region, as well as the abundance of vegetation in the old growth forest, makes Kakamega particularly attractive for beekeeping.

Magaret is married and has seven children. Her husband has retired from his job as an agricultural supervisor, and now works with her in farming their land. She has been farming for eighteen years, and is currently growing maize, tending to a tree plantation and doing dairy farming. Magaret likes beekeeping because it does not require extensive experience or hard work to keep bees.

This is Magaret’s first loan, and she is looking forward to the income from her hives, as “it will help me in doing my dairy farming and other farmings because I am a serious farmer.”

Her hope for the future is to “do my farming well so that I can earn from it.”

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