A loan of $325 helped to buy beehives and apiary materials for honey production.

Phylip's story

Phylip lives in Sindo, 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, Africa's largest lake. Despite the proximity to the lake, water infrastructure in Homa Bay remains quite undeveloped, and inconsistent rains and occasional droughts make life difficult for farmers in the area. Nonetheless, farmers have adapted to these challenges, particularly by diversifying their crops to include cassava, sunflowers, sorghum, bananas, groundnuts and millet, as well as 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.

Phylip is married and has six children. He is a photographer while his wife runs a small kiosk. They also practice farming. They have been farming for ten years now and they are currently growing maize, beans, ground nuts, cassava, bananas and trees. Phylip is excited about beekeeping as the bees will aid in pollinating their crops.

This is Phylip's first loan with Honey Care and he plans to use the proceeds from his beehives to pay school fees for his children and to expand his business. Phylip's hope for the future is to have a successful project that will change his life.

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