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

Stahslaus's story

Stahslaus lives outside of Kakamega town, in Kakamega county. Kakamega is located in Western Kenya and is famous for the Kakamega Forest, the only tropical rain forest in Kenya. It is a very good location for beekeeping due to the old growth trees in the forest and concentration of farms in the area, which provide bees with a variety of forage.

Stahslaus is married, and has five children. Both he and his wife are farmers, and are currently growing vegetables and sugarcane on their land as well as tending to a tea plantation. Stahslaus likes beekeeping because the income is attractive, and is a good use of his land. This is Stahslaus’ first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income from his hives to pay his children’s school fees. His hope for the future is “to live a better life…I want for my kids to go to university.”

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