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Total loan: $825

David

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Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya / Personal Use

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to improve his farm with sustainable technology.


David's story

David has 8 children and lives in Bomet. He works hard to produce quality vegetables, and he raises cows. Currently, David finds himself spending excessive amounts of money on petroleum-based fertilizers and the costs continue to increase. He also believes the chemical fertilizer hurts the quality of his vegetables and worries about the impact of the chemicals on his local environment.

David wants to reduce his operating costs and sees his investment in a 12-cubic-meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester as an excellent opportunity. Using a biodigester, he will be able to turn cow manure generated daily on his farm into biofertilizer and renewable energy. He'll feed the system with manure and through a process of anaerobic digestion, the organic waste will be transformed into methane-rich, renewable, potent organic fertilizer and biogas. The biofertilizer will be applied to his crops, improving both quality and yields, without him having to spend money on petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers. The biogas will replace the propane he currently uses to cook and heat bath water for his family.

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.