Total loan: $400


Githunguri, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to power his farm with renewable energy.

Kiarie's story

Kiarie has a passion for producing quality dairy products, especially milk. He lives in Githunguri with 7 family members. He 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.

Kiarie finds himself spending a lot of money on non-renewable LP gas due to the heat required in the 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 tea crops. As a result, the biodigester will allow him to produce milk heated using biogas 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 Kiarie and the Kenya Biogas Program.