Total loan: $1,000


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Uasingishu, Uasin Gishu County, Kenya / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to save money and pay for her kids' education.

Josephine's story

Josephine is an ambitious farmer, and she is also a businesswoman. She lives in Uasin Gishu with her family and wants to buy a Sistema Biobolsa in order to save time and money to invest in her business and to pay for education for her five kids. She spends too much time chopping wood and then starting the fire to prepare breakfast.

With her Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, she will transform her cows' manure into renewable energy (biogas). Josephine will be able to cook breakfast in her biogas stove every morning for her kids and get them ready for school on time, so she can work to expand her local business. As she starts putting the animal waste into the biodigester, bacteria will convert it into both biogas for cooking and nutrient-rich fertilizer that she will apply to her vegetable field.

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.