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

Nancy's story

Nancy lives in Sindo, 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.

Nancy is married and has five children. Both she and her husband run a small business. They practice farming as well. They have been farming for four years now and they are currently growing maize, beans, green grams and sunflower. Nancy is excited about beekeeping as it will earn her some income from the sale of honey and provide her with honey for food.

This is Nancy’s first loan with Honey Care and she plans to use the proceeds from her beehives to pay school fees for her children. Nancy’s hope for the future is to expand her business and build rental houses.

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