Total loan: $925


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

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to transform his farm into a sustainable business.

Franklin's story

Franklin has 3 children and lives in the rural region of Tharaka Nithi. His dream is to create a cost-effective, sustainable dairy farm to pass on to his children and even his future grandchildren.

Franklin is currently spending too much money on the propane required to heat the milk produced by his cows for pasteurization. With the Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, Franklin will reduce his reliance on expensive and non-renewable LP gas and agrochemical fertilizers by processing the manure from his cows to produce biogas and biofertilizer, helping both his wallet and the environment. This loan will help Franklin to install an 8 cubic-meter biodigester that will pay for itself after an average of two years.

The resulting reduction in operating costs will allow him to better deal with fluctuating and unpredictable milk prices and make it easier for Franklin and his kids to continue the generations-old tradition of dairy farming in Tharaka Nithi.

This loan represents 83% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Franklin ."