Total loan: $750


Nyamira, Nyamira County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to reduce his farm’s costs and improve the environment.

Plus's story

Plus is a farmer in Nyamira, who has eight cows. He lives with his family, and the money earned from the farm is the main source of income to support them.

Plus is currently spending too much money on the propane required to power his home for cooking and hot water. His 12-cubic-meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester will allow him to use the abundant cow manure on site to produce biogas to replace propane. The biodigester will transform the waste into two important resources: methane-rich, renewable biogas and potent biofertilizer.

Not only will Plus use the biogas to cook and heat bathwater for his family, but he will also use the biofertilizer from the biodigester to increase his crop yields. With this biofertilizer, he will no longer have to resort to expensive, petroleum-based, agrochemical fertilizers.

This loan represents 69% of the total cost of the biodigester; the remaining portion is covered by a government subsidy.