Total loan: $2,525

Trengguli Group

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Karanganyar, Central Java, Indonesia / Personal Use

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A loan helped to build bio-digesters facility and utilize bio-slurry (biogas residues) as organic fertilizers.

Trengguli Group's story

These are the members of Trengguli Farmer Group who are posing at an established BIRU program bio-digester facility, namely Haryadi, Pangat, Dino, Tono and Narno. This farmer group is led by Pangat (44 years old), who is pointing his thumb up. They all live in Trengguli, a tiny village at Karanganyar, Indonesia. Pangat has a family with three school-aged children. Pangat has high hopes for his family and he strives to improve his economic conditions. He invited four of his fellow farmers to establish a farmer group to develop their business and sharing advantages. A few years ago, with a minimum investment, he bought some beef-cattle which he fattened for resale. However, he began to see an increasing amount of cow dungs, and he was concerned that it could pollute the water in his community. After receiving information from Yayasan Rumah Energi (YRE) and LKM (a local NGO – biogas construction partner of YRE) about Household Biogas (BIRU) program, Pangat saw an opportunity to reduce the purchase of non- renewable cooking gas, and he also learned about biogas residues (bio-slurry) utilization benefits. He and his farmer friends want to become energy-independent by purchasing bio-digesters. Since prices have increased sharply, Pangat wants to eliminate his dependence of cooking gas. In addition, bio-slurry can be used and sold as organic fertilizer, organic pesticide, and fodder mixture, all of which can increase revenue for his family and his farmer group. It seems like the biogas program would be the perfect solution to his problem, however, Pangat does not have sufficient capital to purchase a bio-digester. A loan from Kiva will help him and his farmer group to make this purchase possible. He also hopes that building bio-digesters can create new job opportunities for surrounding community.