Total loan: $775


Konoin, Nakuru County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Nicholas's story

Nicholas wants to safeguard the environment. Deforestation has become a menace in Konoin where he and his family live, which is something that distresses him. He believes that the situation has resulted in very unpredictable weather patterns, which are affecting farmers in his community. The reducing land size is pushing farmers to clear more land for agricultural purposes and the situation is even further accelerated by the lack of affordable and sustainable energy sources.

Nicholas wants to install a Sistema biodigester in order to stop relying on wood fuel and as a result safeguard forests. With his 12 cubic meters system, he will transform cow manure into a renewable and beautiful flame to cook. The biodigester will also produce an organic fertilizer to increase vegetable production in a sustainable way.

This loan represents 70% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Nicholas and a government subsidy.