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


William's story

William lives in Ogongo which is a small town in Homa Bay County. Homa Bay county is located in south-western Kenya, close to both the Tanzanian border and Lake Victoria. Despite the proximity to the lake, water infrastructure in Homa Bay remains quite undeveloped. Inconsistent rains and occasional droughts make life difficult for farmers in the area. Nonetheless, farmers have adapted to these challenges by diversifying their crops to include cassava, sunflower, sorghum, bananas, groundnuts and millet. They also grow drought-resistant varieties of papaya and mangoes. Although beekeeping has not traditionally been practiced in the region, many individuals have expressed interest in keeping bees and are knowledgeable about their pollination benefits. William is married and has five children. He is a mason and his wife is a farmer. She has farmed for ten years and grows maize, beans, and green grams. William is excited about beekeeping as the bees will help pollinate his crops and provide him with honey. This is William’s first loan with Honey Care and he intends to use the proceeds from his beehives to expand his beekeeping project. William’s hope for the future is to develop a hatchery from his poultry project and to increase his honey production.



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