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

Ogla's story

Ogla lives in Kitale. Kitale is located in the Trans-Nzoia district of western Kenya. At over 6,300 feet above sea level, it is one of Africa’s most elevated towns. The rich soil of the area makes it one of the nation's biggest maize producing regions, lending it the nickname of “the breadbasket of Kenya.” Many farmers in the region have started projects planting bluegum trees on their land, which complement the region’s natural forests and provide bees with a variety of food sources. The people around Kitale have been beekeeping for centuries, and the area is dense with strong bee colonies.

Ogla is married and has four children. She runs a hotel business. Both she and her husband are farmers. They have been farming for five years now and they are currently growing vegetables and maize, and they also rear cattle on their farm. Ogla is excited about beekeeping as it will provide her with honey and earn her some income.

This is Ogla’s first loan with Honey Care and she intends to use the proceeds from her beehives to educate her children. Ogla’s hope for the future is to have an improved livelihood.

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