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Elibariki, a dairy farmer in Tanzania, is constantly looking to reduce his operational costs on daily bases. His cows produce sufficient milk even suitable for starting a small yogurt and cheese business. But he cannot think of these ideas due to the high cost of energy required. With the installation of 6 cubic meter biodigester, Elibariki will be able to generate clean-burning, renewable biogas from the several kilograms of manure his cows produce weekly, allowing him to significantly decrease his energy costs. Moreover, he will use the fertilizer generated by the system on his animal feed – plants remaining - allowing him to save on agrochemical fertilizer costs. This TAHUDE Foundation biodigester initiative has so much impressed Elibariki such that beside his own biodigester, he has decided to build one more biodigester for his parents. TAHUDE Foundation is grateful and appreciates his enthusiasm. His success will impact not only his family and parents but the community at large.

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About Tanzania Human Development Foundation

Tanzania Human Development Foundation (TAHUDE) is a non-profit organization that aims to tap into the different talents of men and women in Tanzania to effect positive changes in the lives of other people. Its current activities are aimed to promote renewable energy distribution such as solar power and biogas, community development, women empowerment, microfinance, children education, environmental conservation and more. Kiva loans will be used to help borrowers bring clean energy to their communities through biogas loans.

TAHUDE joined Kiva through our Experimental Partnership Program, and has therefore received a lighter level of due diligence. Accordingly, loans associated with this partner carry a higher level of risk than typical Kiva loans.


About Tanzania

  • $1,900
    Average annual income
  • 38
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    Tanzania Loans Fundraising
  • $14,888,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,250 helped Elibariki to purchase/install two biodigesters.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2013
Aug 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014