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A loan of $175 helped to buy beehives for honey production.


Hesbon's story

Hesbon 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 the concentration of farms in the area, which provide bees with a variety of forage.

Hesbon is married and has three children. Both he and his wife run businesses, as well as farming their land. They have been farming for 17 years and are currently growing sugarcane, vegetables, maize and rearing a cow.

This is Hesbon’s first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income from his hives to expand his business. Hesbon’s hope for the future is to save up enough money to construct rental houses.



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