A loan of $200 helped to buy beehives and apiary materials for honey production.

Caroline's story

Caroline lives in Ogongo, a small town in Homa Bay County. Homa Bay county is located in south-western 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.

Caroline is married and has four children. She runs a small business selling mandazi while her husband is a farmer. He has been farming for five years now and he is currently growing maize and beans on his farm. Caroline is excited about beekeeping as it will earn her some income from the sale of honey.

This is Caroline’s first loan with Honey Care and she intends to use the proceeds from her hives to expand her small business. Caroline’s hope for the future is to expand her beekeeping project and produce more honey.

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