Total loan: $1,525


Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to power his farm with biogas so he can stop cutting trees.

Andrew's story

Andrew wants to safeguard the environment.

Deforestation has become a menace in Kericho where he and his family lives, something that distresses him. He believes that the situation has resulted in very unpredictable weather patterns that affect farmers in his community. Reductions in usable land are 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.

Andrew wants to install a Sistema.bio digester in order to stop relying on wood fuel and as a result safeguard forests. With his thirty cubic meter system, he will transform the manure of his twenty cows into renewable energy and beautiful flame for cooking. The biodigester will also produce an organic fertilizer to increase fodder crop production in a sustainable way.

This loan represents 72% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Andrew and a government subsidy.