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

Philip's story

Philip lives in Kitale. Kitale is located in the Trans-Nzoia district of western Kenya. It is located close to Uganda and Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano which straddles the two nations and even has a peak at the Kenya-Uganda border. Founded by European settlers in the early 1900s, Kitale originally grew due to its proximity to the Ugandan railway. The area around Kitale is filled with natural forests, and maintenance of tree cover by the area’s residents has helped both preserve the region’s soil and ensured that the area remains good for beekeeping. Kitale is the headquarters of the Kenya Seed Company, whose massive sunflower plantations provide nearby bees with a veritable buffet of high-quality forage.

Philip is married and has five children. He is a driver. Both he and his wife practice farming, where they keep livestock and bees and they also grow maize. Philip is excited about beekeeping as it will earn him some income and provide him with honey for medicine. He also believes that beekeeping will help in improving the environment.

This is Philip's first loan with Honey Care and he plans to use the proceeds from his beehives to educate his children and invest in his farm. Philip's hope for the future is to be an established farmer and see his children attain high levels of education.

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