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

Peter's story

Peter lives in Sindo, a small town in Homa Bay county. Homa Bay county is located in southwestern Kenya, and borders onto Lake Victoria, the second-largest lake in the world. Populations are dense close to the lake, where many individuals make their living from fishing, and a few work in the small but slowly growing tourism industry. A popular tourist attraction in Homa Bay county is Ruma National Park, a game reserve that is home to the rare roan antelope, a shy species distantly related to the reticulated giraffe. Most people in Homa Bay make their living from farming, and the rolling hills of the area are dotted with fields and fruit tree plantations.

Peter is married and has twenty children. He is a para-vet (animal health worker) and he also provides beekeeping services. His wife is a fish monger. They have a farm where they have been farming for twenty-five years now, and they are currently growing watermelon, paw paws, beans, green grams, pumpkins, sunflowers, maize, millet and they are also keeping dairy goats. Peter is excited about beekeeping, as it an enterprise that is simple and less involving, and it will provide him with honey for medicinal use as well.

This is Peter’s first loan with Honey Care and he intends to use the proceeds from his beehives to pay school fees for his children and buy books and school uniforms for them. Peter’s hope for the future is to expand his beekeeping project and increase honey production.

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