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

Anthony's story

Anthony lives and works in a town called Lunga Lunga, close to the Tanzanian border. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast near the border of Tanzania. While beekeeping has not historically been a major activity in the region, the mangrove swamps closer to the coast and large passion fruit farms inland provide bees with robust sources of nectar. Though most farmers in the area are new to beekeeping, many are very enthusiastic about keeping bees.

Anthony is married and has five children. Both he and his wife have been farming for thirty-six years, and are currently growing passion fruit on their land. Anthony is looking forward to becoming a beekeeper, as his hives will receive dedicated service and allow him to gather income from their honey.

This is Anthony’s first loan with Kiva, and he plans to use the income generated by his beehives to help build a family house.

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