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

Daniel's story

Daniel lives and works close to Sindo, in Homa Bay County. Homa Bay County is located at the southwestern tip of Kenya, and its northern end is dominated by Lake Victoria, the largest lake in the Southern Hemisphere. Lake Victoria extends into three east African countries, allowing cross-border flows of goods and people, and a market day in a lakeside town in Homa Bay County often boasts traders from Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya, all of whom arrive in boats to ply their wares. Although the semi-arid nature of much of Homa Bay County means that poverty rates are quite high, many people in the region hold a strong cultural emphasis on education, and as a result school attendance figures around Homa Bay are above the national average.

Daniel is married and has seven children. Daniel volunteers as a health worker and a veterinarian, while his wife runs a small kiosk business. He and his wife are also taking care of four orphans whose parents have passed away. Daniel has been farming for four years, and is currently growing tomatoes, maize, beans, lentils, and sunflowers on his land.

This is Daniel’s first loan, and he plans to use the income from his beehives to expand his business and pay school fees for his kids. His hope for the future is to see his children highly educated.

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