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Total loan: $1,125

Sammy

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Bomet Central, Bomet County, Kenya / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to power his home and fertilize his crops with his cows' manure.


Sammy's story

Sammy is worried about his wife’s health. Every day she cooks with firewood and inhales the smoke. Sammy and his wife went to the doctor because she started to feel sick. The doctor told her that she needed to stop cooking with firewood, but that is the only source of energy that they can afford.

Sammy now is planning to invest in a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to eliminate the need for firewood for cooking. The system will also be used to turn the cow manure generated daily on the farm into biofertilizer and renewable energy. Through a process of anaerobic digestion, the manure will be transformed into methane-rich, renewable, potent organic fertilizer and biogas. The biofertilizer will be applied to their crops, improving both their quality and yields without having to spend more on petroleum-based, agrochemical fertilizers.

With their savings in firewood and fertilizers Sammy and his wife will be able to buy more cows and expand their milk production business.