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Total loan: $1,150

Joseph

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Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Personal Use

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


Joseph's story

Joseph lives in Kericho and like 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. Joseph plans to use a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to eliminate wood, fossil fuels and chemical fertilizers from his farm.

With his 20 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa he 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 chopping wood. Joseph’s family will also increase his 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 70% of the full price of the biodigester. The remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.