Total loan: $650


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Nyandarua, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to power his farm with biogas and let him stop cutting trees.

John's story

John lives in Nyandarua, as many farmers in his region, he used to buy firewood to power his farm. This has become a problem as now trees are scarce, making it even more difficult for farmers to have affordable access to energy. John plans to use a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to eliminate wood, fossil fuels and chemical fertilizers from his farm.

His 8 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa will transform his cows' manure into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. He and his family will be able to cook without smoke and stop spending time in chopping wood. John ’s family will also increase his vegetable productivity with the organic fertilizer that the biodigester will produce. It will also give back to the soil the nutrients needed to reforest Nyandarua.

This loan represents 62% of the full price of the biodigester, the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.