Total loan: $625


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Lari, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to save money and improve her farm.

Winfred's story

Winfred was bothered by the rate at which her kitchen was getting black from the smoke soothe.

“If the wall can get this dark in a few months, how much darker are my lungs from a lifetime of inhaling firewood smoke?” Winfred pointed out.

Just like her neighbors, her family had to spend a lot of time fetching the limited firewood in their farm. This is a move that would later be dangerous for families, especially for women and children who spend long hours in the kitchen cooking for their families.

As a wife and a mother, she decided to confront the problem by purchasing a Sistema biodigester. She wants to enjoy a healthy cooking experience and she also wants to begin a journey of building generations of sustainable communities in Lari. She wants that her children never have to cook with smoke again. With her digester Winfred will transform cows manure into energy.

This loan represents 63 percent of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.