Total loan: $1,675


Uasingishu, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to power his farm with biogas instead of firewood.

Samuel's story

Samuel lives in Uasin Gishu. Like many farmers in his region, he used to buy firewood to power his farm, but this has become a problem. Trees are now scarce, making it even more difficult for farmers to have affordable access to energy. Samuel now plans to use a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to eliminate wood, fossil fuel and chemical fertilizer use on his farm.

With his 40 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa, Samuel will transform his cows' manure into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. In addition, he and his family will be able to cook without smoke and stop spending time chopping wood. Samuel ’s family will also increase vegetable productivity with the organic fertilizer that the biodigester will produce and give back to the soil the nutrients needed to reforest Uasin Gishu.

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