Total loan: $400


Lari, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to expand his milk and cheese production.

Joseph.'s story

Joseph has a passion for producing quality dairy products, especially cheese. He lives in Lari with 14 family members. His is buying a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester in order to reduce the costs of his business and to improve crop yields in order to save money for his family.

Joseph finds himself spending a lot of money on non-renewable LP gas to supply the heat required in the cheese and milk production process. By using the biogas generated by his 6 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, he will decrease both his costs and his carbon footprint. The same cow manure used to produce the biogas, will also produce a potent biofertilizer to use on his crops. As a result, the biodigester will allow him to make cheese heated using biogas with milk from cows eating feed fertilized with their own processed manure – a web of sustainability!

This loan represents 62% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Joseph and the Kenya Biogas Program.