Total loan: $1,000


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Meru, Meru, Kenya / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester to improve her farm with sustainable technology.

Esther's story

Esther has 6 of children and lives in Meru. She works hard to produce quality vegetables and she raises Cows.

Currently, she finds herself spending excessive amounts on petroleum-based fertilizer and the cost continues to increase. She also believes that the chemical fertilizer hurts the quality of her vegetables and worries about the impact of the chemicals on her local environment.

Esther wants to reduce her operating costs and sees her investment in a 12 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester as an excellent opportunity. Using her biodigester, she will be able to turn the cow's manure generated daily on her farm into biofertilizer and renewable energy. She'll feed the system with manure and through a process of anaerobic digestion, the organic waste will be transformed into methane-rich, renewable, potent organic fertilizer and biogas.

The biofertilizer will be applied to her crops, improving both quality and yields, without her having to spend more on petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers. The biogas will replace the propane she currently uses to cook and to heat bathwater for her family.

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