Total loan: $825


Tharaka-Nithi, Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to power his farm and home with his cow's manure.

Junius's story

Junius is a farmer who calls Tharaka-Nithi home. Junius has 5 children; his goal is to increase his income from his farm to have savings for his children. He will do this by transforming his cow's waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer to save money and improve the productivity of his farm.

Junius is investing in a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to treat his cow's manure, removing flies and bad smells while avoiding the contamination of underground water sources. He will replace the expensive LP gas with clean and renewable energy (biogas) and eliminate chemical fertilizers, thereby saving money and displacing fossil fuels-based inputs. At the same time, the yield of his vegetable field will improve naturally as he starts applying the organic fertilizer, sustainably nourishing the soil.

This loan represents 74% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Junius ."