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Total loan: $650


Bomet Central, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to save money and pay her children's education.

Fresky's story

Fresky is an ambitious farmer and businesswoman. She lives in Bomet with her family and wants to buy a Sistema Biobolsa in order to save time and money, invest in her business, and pay for the education of her 5 kids.

Fresky spends too much time chopping wood and starting the fire to prepare breakfast. With her Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, she will transform her sheeps' manure into renewable energy (biogas).

Fresky will be able to cook breakfast in her biogas stove every morning for her kids and get them ready for school on time so she can work to expand her local business.

As she starts putting the animal waste into the biodigester, bacteria will convert it into both biogas for cooking and nutrient-rich fertilizer that Fresky will apply to her vegetable field.

This loan represents 60% of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.