Total loan: $625


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Sotik, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to improve her farm with sustainable technology.

Joyce's story

Joyce lives in Sotik, Kenya. Like many farmers in her region, she used to buy firewood to power her farm, but this has become a problem. Now trees are scarce which has made it even more difficult for farmers to have affordable access to energy. Joyce plans to use a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to eliminate wood, fossil fuels, and chemical fertilizers from her farm.

With her 6 cubic meters Sistema Biobolsa she will transform her cow manure into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. She and her family will be able to cook without smoke and stop spending time in chopping wood. Joyce’s family will also increase her farm's productivity with the organic fertilizer that the biodigester will produce and give back to the soil the nutrients needed to reforest Sotik.

This loan represents 64% of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.