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

Fina's story

Fina lives in a small town 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.

Fina is married and has one child. Both she and her husband have been farming for 6 years. Her husband has been practicing bee keeping and they have a tree plantation. Fina is looking forward to bee keeping as it will generate her good income.

This is Fina’s first loan and she intends to use the income generated from beekeeping to pay college fees for her children. Fina’s hope for the future is to establish a commercial apiary.

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