Total loan: $675


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Nyandarua, Nyandarua County, Kenya / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester for a healthy cooking experience.

Naomi's story

Every time Naomi wants to cook, she has to spend an average three hours collecting wood, wait until it gets dried, and then burn it in the stove. Every month Naomi and her family collect an average of 20 kg of firewood.

Naomi and her family want to invest in a Sistema.bio biodigester that will allow them to transform nine cows’ manure into renewable energy biogas and organic fertilizer through anaerobic digestion. With their biodigester, her family will stop cooking with firewood and use renewable biogas at their farm. They will not have to worry anymore about the diseases caused by inhaling smoke while they are cooking. Also, they will be able to increase their vegetables with the fertilizer produced by the Sistema and use the time they used to chop wood in agricultural activities.

This loan represents 66% of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.