Total loan: $875


Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Robert's story

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

With his 12 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa he will transform his cow manure into organic fertilizer and renewable energy, allowing he and his family to cook without smoke and to stop spending time chopping wood. Robert’s family will also increase their vegetable productivity with the organic fertilizer that the biodigester will produce and give back to the soil the nutrients needed to reforest Kericho.

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.