Total loan: $275


Maara, Mara Region, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to expand her farm with renewable energy.

Dorothy's story

Dorothy lives in Maara, Kenya with her family. On her farm she has four cows, three chickens and two horses that produce more than 100kg of manure every day. When she heard about a biodigester that was fed with manure and that produced biogas, she could not believe it, Dorothy realized that she can take advantage of the waste from her farm and offer her family many benefits and a better life quality. One of the benefits is that they can cook their food with the biogas produced by the biodigester Sistema Biobolsa, they will stop spending on the purchase of firewood and they will be able to take showers with hot water every day. With the savings they'll get from using the biodigester Sistema Biobolsa, Dorothy will be able to invest in her farm and improve the environment.

Dorothy's family will also increase their harvest because they will take advantage of the organic fertilizer produced by the biodigestor and will give the soil the necessary nutrients to produce high quality vegetables without chemical fertilizers.

This loan represents 42% of the total price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Dorothy.