Total loan: $775


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Nyandarua, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to reduce his farm’s costs and expand his milk production.

Joseph's story

Joseph is a dairy farmer who lives in Nyandarua, Kenya, with his four family members, including children. He has a dream of producing quality dairy products, especially milk, on his farm. To make this possible, he is planning to purchase a Sistema.bio biodigester in order to reduce the costs of his business and to improve crop yields in order to save money for his family and for expansion of his milk production.

With the help of his twelve-cubic-metre Sistema.bio biodigester, he will be able to transform his four cows' manure into both biogas (clean and renewable energy) and methane-rich organic fertilizer. The biofertilizer produced by the biodigester will be applied to his corn, vegetables and forage field resulting in increased production. This will eliminate the need to rely on expensive wood, LP gas, charcoal and petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers.

The resulting reduction in his farm's costs will enable him to save time and money, thus allowing him to use the money he would have spent on fossil fuels to purchase more cows and expand his dairy business.

This loan represents 65% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Joseph.