Currently he has 21 fattening pigs, 1 sow, 1 male and a cage, which has a width of 10m and length of 2.5 m. His business is growing because he produces good quality pigs. Because the number of pigs is increasing, they produce more and more dirt as well. I Made dug a hole for drainage. Because the hole was not able to accommodate disposal of the waste, it's become pollution for residents around his house. I Made heard about the biogas program from socialization by MUK at the village office. He immediately joined the program and built a biogas reactor in the back of the cage. Currently the construction of the reactor is in progress. I Made is hoping with the biogas reactor, in addition to reducing costs in the kitchen, pollution to the environment can be overcome.
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This loan is part of MUK's biogas pilot program, designed to finance construction and installation of biogas digesters that convert livestock waste into fuel for stoves and electricity. These units help farmers save money that they would otherwise spend on energy, and offer sanitary disposal mechanisms for waste. The digestion process also produces organic fertilizers as a byproduct, providing a low-cost alternative to expensive chemical fertilizers. These loans are designed to help farmers repay with the funds they save.
About Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK)This loan is serviced by Koperasi Mitra Usaha Kecil (MUK), a microfinance cooperative headquartered in West Bali, Indonesia. MUK’s mission is to provide chronically poor people in Bali with opportunities to improve their lives, while raising social awareness of economic and environmental issues.
Most MUK clients live in rural settings on less than $1.25 per day. MUK’s financial products are targeted to clients’ productive activities including small businesses, farming, and livestock rearing. MUK supports clients with training in household budgeting, livestock rearing, and small business management.
MUK provides services to clients of all races and religions. For more information about MUK, please visit its partner page. Also, consider joining MUK’s Kiva lending team, Friends of Mitra Usaha Kecil.
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