Total loan: $1,775


Maili Tisa, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to transform his farm into a sustainable business.

Joseph's story

Joseph has a passion for producing high-quality dairy and pig products. He lives in Maili Tisa, Kenya, with nine family members including children. He will be investing in a Sistema.bio digester to reduce his farm's costs and to improve crop yields in order to save money for his family.

He finds himself spending a lot of money on non-renewable energy (LP gas) and wood due to the heat supply required in the dairy and pig sty. By using the clean and renewable energy (biogas) generated by his forty cubic meter Sistema.bio digester, he will decrease both his costs and his carbon footprint. The same fifteen cows' and ten pigs' manure used to produce the biogas will also produce a potent biofertilizer (biol) to use on his corn and beans crops, without him having to spend more on petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers. Through the savings generated, Joseph will be able to purchase more cows and pigs and invest in sustainable technology.

This loan represents 72% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Joseph.