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Total loan: $800

Patrick

Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a bio-digester for a healthy cooking experience.


Patrick's story

Patrick is worried about his wife’s health, every day she cooks with firewood and inhales the smoke. Patrick and his wife went to the doctor because she started to feel sick, the doctor told her that she needed to stop cooking with firewood, but that is the only source of energy that they can afford.

Patrick now is planning to invest in a Sistema Biobolsa Bio-Digester to eliminate wood. The system will not only replace firewood for cooking but using their bio-digester, the family will be able to turn the cows manure, generated daily on the farm, into bio-fertilizer and renewable energy. He'll feed the system with manure and through a process of anaerobic digestion, the waste will be transformed into methane-rich, potent organic fertilizer and bio-gas.
With their savings in firewood and fertilizers they will be able to buy more cows and expand his local business of corn production.

This loan represents 72% of the full price of the bio-digester, the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.