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Eglay lives in Kakamega. Kakamega County is located in Western Kenya and is famous for its rain forest. Many farmers in the area grow maize, sugar cane and bananas, with maize being the primary crop. The density of the old growth trees in the Kakamega forest, and the variety of crops grown in the area, make this an excellent area for beekeeping.

Eglay is married and has six children. Both she and her husband are farmers. They have been farming for twelve years now and they are currently growing maize and bananas. They also practice dairy and poultry farming and beekeeping. Eglay is excited about beekeeping as it will earn her some income and provide her with honey for both food and medicine.

This is Eglay's first loan with Honey Care and she plans to use the proceeds from her beehives to invest in her farm. Eglay's hope for the future is to live a comfortable life and own her own car.

Additional Information

About Honey Care Africa

Honey Care Africa (HCA) is a for-profit social enterprise that trains smallholder farmers to become commercial honey producers and provides ongoing support for hive owners. Founded in Kenya in 2000, it is a member of the World Fair Trade Organization and aims to increase the income of rural farmers throughout East Africa.

Kiva lenders’ funds will help HCA make loans in the form of a certain number of beehives per family to jumpstart income. This new approach will simplify the process of hive purchase and honey production and will enable HCA to reach many more farmers. Farmers will repay the organization the same way they would for a typical loan.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.


About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 426
    View loans »
    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,344,275
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.1
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $350 helped Eglay to buy beehives and apiary materials for honey production.
3% repaid
Repayment Term
50 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
May 26, 2014
May 1, 2014
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