Total loan: $875


Meru, Meru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester for a healthy cooking experience.

Newton's story

Every time Newton wants to cook, he has to spend an average 3 hours collecting wood, waiting until it dries, and burning it in the stove. Every month, Newton and his family collect an average of 20kg of firewood.

Newton and his family want to invest in a Sistema.bio biodigester that will allow them to transform 16 cows' manure into renewable energy biogas and organic fertilizer through anaerobic digestion. With their biodigester, Newton's family will stop cooking with firewood and use renewable biogas at their farm. They will not have to worry anymore about the diseases caused by inhaling smoke while they are cooking.

Also, they will be able to increase their vegetable production with the fertilizer produced by the Sistema and spend the time they used to chop wood doing agricultural activities.

This loan represents 65% of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.