Total loan: $650


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Meru, Meru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to turn farm waste into renewable resources.

Phineas's story

Phineas is an ambitious farmer who wants to turn his farm into a model for sustainable, small-scale farms. He decided to invest in a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester in order to treat the manure from his cows to transform it into renewable energy (biogas) and nutrient-rich organic fertilizer for domestic and productive uses.

Indeed, he used to pile up his cows' waste on his farm, where it was emitting greenhouse gases and contaminating the environment. Through his biodigester, he will be able to use the money that he used to spend on LP gas and chemical fertilizers to invest in the expansion of his farm.

Phineas’ goals are to purchase more cows and increase his vegetable production. His farm will become more cost-effective and sustainable as he starts applying the fertilizer from the biodigester to nourish the soil in an entirely organic and environmentally-friendly manner. He looks forward to transforming a problem into a solution and to showing that waste actually is a resource!

This loan represents 63% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Phineas.