Total loan: $675


Kericho, Kericho County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to power her farm and home using her cows' manure.

Chepkoech's story

Chepkoech is a farmer who calls Kericho home. Chepkoech has 6 children. Her goal is to increase the income from her farm and to have savings for her children. She will do this by transforming her cows' waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer to save money and improve the productivity of her farm.

Chepkoech is investing in a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to treat her cow manure, removing flies and bad smells while avoiding the contamination of underground water sources. She will replace the expensive LP gas with clean and renewable energy (biogas) and eliminate chemical fertilizers. She will be saving money and displacing fossil fuel usage. At the same time, the yield of her vegetable field will improve naturally as she starts applying the organic fertilizer, nourishing the soil in a sustainable manner.

This loan represents 66% of the price of the biodigester. The remaining part is paid directly by Chepkoech.