I Putu Gede
One constraint is waste generated in the form of pig manure. I Putu Gede has taken the manure to the farm for organic fertilizer, but that was not enough to cope. Hearing of the biogas program, he immediately joined. I Putu Gede is looking forward to the construction of a biogas reactor; in addition to reducing costs for cooking, pollution of the environment can be overcome. He also hopes to become an example for the people in his village on the importance of using biogas for life. I Putu Gede will also use the loan to expand the business by purchasing more superior piglets and building a new barn.
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This loan is part of MUK's biogas pilot program, designed to finance construction and installation of biogas digesters that convert livestock waste into fuel for stoves and electricity. These units help farmers save money that they would otherwise spend on energy, and offer sanitary disposal mechanisms for waste. The digestion process also produces organic fertilizers as a byproduct, providing a low-cost alternative to expensive chemical fertilizers. These loans are designed to help farmers repay with the funds they save.
About Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK)This loan is serviced by Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK), a microfinance cooperative headquartered in West Bali, Indonesia. MUK’s mission is to provide chronically poor people in Bali with opportunities to improve their lives, while raising social awareness of economic and environmental issues.
Most MUK clients live in rural settings on less than $1.25 per day. MUK’s financial products are targeted to clients’ productive activities including small businesses, farming, and livestock rearing. MUK supports clients with training in household budgeting, livestock rearing, and small business management.
MUK provides services to clients of all races and religions. For more information about MUK, please visit its partner page. Also, consider joining MUK’s Kiva lending team, Friends of Mitra Usaha Kecil.
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