Total loan: $825


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Tharaka-Nithi, Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya / Agriculture

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

Lily's story

Lily is a farmer who calls Tharaka-Nithi home. Lily has 6 children; her goal is to increase her income from her farm 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.

Lily is investing in a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to treat her cows' 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, thereby saving money and displacing fossil fuels-based inputs. 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 Lily .