Total loan: $1,225


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Bomet, Bomet County, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to reduce his farm’s costs and expand his business.

Robert's story

Robert wants to safeguard the environment, as deforestation has become a menace in Kericho where he and his family lives, something that has him distraught. He believes that the situation has resulted from very unpredictable weather patterns which are affecting farmers in his community. The reducing land sizes are pushing farmers to clear more land for agricultural purposes and the situation is even further accelerated by the lack of affordable and sustainable energy sources.

Robert wants to install a Sistema.bio digester in order to stop relying on wood fuel and as a result safeguard forests. With his 16-cubic-meter system, he will transform three cows' manure into a renewable and beautiful flame to cook. The biodigester will also produce a organic fertilizer to increase vegetable production in a sustainable way.

This loan represents 82% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Robert and a government subsidy.