A loan of $325 helped to buy refurbished beehives for honey production.


Ruth's story

Ruth lives in a small town in Kwale County. 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. Honey Care has offered farmers in the area a chance to purchase year-old beehives that have been repaired and re-waxed, and many individuals opt to buy these cheaper hives instead of new ones.

Ruth is single and has no children. She is a farmer and has been farming for about five years now. She currently has a tree plantation on her farm which is very good for beekeeping. Ruth is looking forward to beekeeping as it will be a good source of honey for medicinal use.

This is Ruth’s first loan with Honey Care. She plans to use the proceeds generated from her beehives to pay for her college fees. Ruth’s hope for the future is to expand her beekeeping project.



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