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Total loan: $1,775

John

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Thika, Kiambu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to turn his farm waste into resources to expand his milk production.


John's story

John is a dairy farmer who keeps 50 cows on his farm. He lives in Thika, Kenya with his family members including children. He has a passion for producing quality dairy products, especially milk. He is investing in a Sistema.bio biodigester to reduce the costs of his dairy business and to improve crop yields in order to save money for his family.

He finds himself spending a lot of money on non-renewable LP gas, wood, charcoal and electricity, due to the heat required in the milk production process. By using the biogas generated by his 40 cubic meter Sistema.bio biodigester, he will decrease both his farm's costs and his carbon footprint. The same cow manure used to produce the biogas will also produce a potent biofertilizer to use on his corn and forage crops, thus increasing productivity. He will no longer have to resort to expensive, petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers.

With his savings in firewood and fertilizers, John will be able to buy more cows and expand his local business of milk production.

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