Total loan: $1,175


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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester for a healthy cooking experience.

Kiplangat's story

Kiplangat is worried about his wife’s health because every day she cooks with firewood and inhales the smoke. Kiplangat 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.

Kiplangat now is planning to invest in a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to eliminate wood. The system will not only replace firewood for cooking but using their biodigester, the family will be able to turn the cow manure generated daily on the farm into biofertilizer and renewable energy. He'll feed the system with manure and through a process of anaerobic digestion, the waste will be transformed into methane-rich, potent organic fertilizer and biogas.

With their savings in firewood and fertilizers they will be able to buy more cows and expand his local business of corn production.

This loan represents 66% of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.