Total loan: $700


Kiambu, Kiambu, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to transform his farm into a sustainable business.

Samuel's story

Samuel has three children and lives in the rural region of Kiambu. His dream is to create a cost-effective, sustainable dairy farm to pass on to his children and even his future grandchildren.

Samuel is currently spending too much money on the propane required to heat the milk produced by his cows for pasteurization. With the Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, Samuel will reduce his reliance on expensive and non-renewable LP gas and agrochemical fertilizers by processing the manure from his cows to produce biogas and biofertilizer, helping both his wallet and the environment. This loan will help Samuel to install an 8 cubic meter biodigester that will pay for itself after an average of 2 years.

The resulting reduction in operating costs will allow him to better deal with the fluctuating and unpredictable milk prices and make it easier for Samuel and his kids to continue the generations-old tradition of dairy farming in Kiambu.

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