Total loan: $1,025


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Meru, Meru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to power her farm with biogas and stop cutting trees.

Charity's story

Charity lives in Meru. Like many farmers in her region, she used to buy firewood to power her farm, but this has become a problem; now trees are scarce, making it even more difficult for farmers to have affordable access to energy. Charity plans to use a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to eliminate wood, fossil fuels and chemical fertilizers from her farm.

With her 12 cubic meters Sistema Biobolsa she will transform her cows' manure into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. She and her family will be able to cook without smoke and stop spending time in chopping wood. Charity’s family will also increase her vegetable productivity with the organic fertilizer that the biodigester will produce and give back to the soil the nutrients needed to reforest Meru.

This loan represents 82% of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.