Total loan: $2,500

Jenawi Group

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Karanganyar, Central Java, Indonesia / Personal Use

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A loan helped to build bio-digester and biogas residue utilization for organic fertilizers.

Jenawi Group's story

The Jenawi Group is led by the 46 year-old farmer Sam, who is waving his right hand in the photo. The other farmers in the group are Didi, Eno, Gito and Yatno, they are standing in front of a bio-digester that is under construction. Sam has a family with two children. All of them live in Jenawi, a small village in Karanganyar, Indonesia. Sam has been running cow-fattening farming for more than a year. He also operates a small-scale vegetable farming. Recently, he saw the cow dungs have started to pollute the water channel near his home. He was worried that it may affect his and his family’s health. After socialized by Yayasan Rumah Energi and LKM (a local NGO – biogas construction partner of YRE) about Household Biogas (BIRU) program, Sam saw biogas as solution for water pollution and reducing his dependence on non- renewable cooking gas. Since Sam does not have sufficient capital to purchase a bio-digester, a loan from Kiva will help him and other farmer group members to make it possible. He hopes that if he can build bio-digester, he can use the bio-gas for cooking, and bio-slurry (biogas residue) as fertilizers for his plantation. His family also will have an additional income if he can sell the remaining bio slurry to his neighboring farmers.