Total loan: $650


Flag of Kenya
Kiambu, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

Peter's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to buy a biodigester to reduce his farm’s costs and improve the environment.

Peter's story

Peter is a farmer in Kiambu and has five cows. He lives with his family, and the money earned from the farm is the main source of income to support them.

Peter is currently spending too much money on the propane required to power his home for cooking and hot water. His 8-cubic-meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester will allow him to use the abundant cow manure onsite to produce biogas to replace propane. The biodigester will transform the waste into two important resources: methane-rich, renewable biogas and potent biofertilizer.

Not only will Peter use the biogas to cook and heat bath water for his family, but he will also use the biofertilizer from the biodigester to increase his crops. With this biofertilizer, he will no longer have to resort to expensive, petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers.

This loan represents 60% of the total cost of the biodigester; the remaining part is covered by a government subsidy.