Total loan: $500


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Turbo, Kakamega County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to reduce his farm’s costs and improve the environment.

James's story

James lives in the rural region of Turbo. His dream is to create a cost-effective, sustainable dairy farm to pass on to his children and even his future grandchildren.

James is currently spending too much money on the propane required to heat the milk produced by his cows for pasteurization. With the Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, James will reduce his reliance on expensive and non-renewable LP gas and agrochemical fertilizers by processing the manure from his dairy cows to produce biogas and biofertilizer, helping both his wallet and the environment. This loan will help James to install a 6 cubic meter biodigester that will pay for itself after an average of two years.

The resulting reduction in operating costs will allow him to better deal with the fluctuating and unpredictable milk prices and make it easier for James and his kids to continue the generations-old tradition of dairy farming in Turbo region of Kenya.

This loan represents 64% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by James.