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Ruth

Kenya
Mwapala, Kenya / Agriculture

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


Ruth's story

Ruth lives in Mwapala, 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. Though most farmers in the area are new to beekeeping, many are very enthusiastic about keeping bees. Ruth is single and has three children. She is a farmer. She has been farming for 15 years now, and she is currently growing mangoes in her farm. Ruth is excited about beekeeping as it will earn her some income from the sale of honey. This is Ruth’s first loan with Honey Care, and she intends to use the proceeds from her beehives to establish a tree plantation. Ruth’s hope for the future is to establish a commercial apiary.



Loan details

Loan length:

50 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: April 13, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Honey Care Africa

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Loan details

Loan length:

50 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: April 13, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Honey Care Africa