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


Mohamed's story

Mohamed lives near Kikoneni, in Kwale county. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast, near Tanzania. Inconsistent rains, especially recently, have made farming difficult, and the poverty rates in the county are above the Kenyan average. Beekeeping is somewhat new to Kwale, but the passion fruit farms and mangrove forests throughout the area provide excellent sources of nectar for bee colonies. Many farmers in the area have expressed excitement at the prospect of owning their own hives, and having a second source of income from their honey to help care for their families.

Mohamed, who runs a small business in town, is married to a teacher and has two children. A farmer for 15 years, he is currently growing mangoes on his land. He is interested in starting beekeeping because it will be a good source of income for his family, and his bees will also help pollinate his crops, leading to higher production.

This will be Mohamed’s first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income generated by his beehives to increase the stock in his business.



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