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

Francis's story

Francis lives in a small town in Kwale county. Kwale county is located on the Kenyan coast, and borders Tanzania to the south. Inconsistent rainfalls make farming difficult, and contribute to the area's high poverty rates. Despite the unreliable rainfall, bees in the region have two excellent sources of food, from a wild mangrove forest and local passion fruit plantations. Beekeeping is relatively new to the area, but many farmers are very interested in owning hives.

Francis is married and has three children. Both he and his wife practice farming, and they currently have a tree plantation. They have been farming for nine years. Francis is looking forward to starting bee keeping, as it will generate him good income.

This is Francis’ first loan with Honey Care, and he intends to use the income generated from bee keeping to expand his cultivated land.

His hope for the future is to save up money to expand his quail business.

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