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Total loan: $5,650
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Kariua Women Group

Kenya
Thika, Kenya / Home Energy

A loan of $5,650 helped a member to facilitate biogas construction.


Kariua Women Group's story

The members of Kariua group come from the Ndakaini Dam area in Thika. The women members are dairy and tea farmers. They formed their group to campaign against deforestation, as this was affecting the water levels in the nearby dam that supplies water to Nairobi. They promoted reforestation, especially in areas around the dam, and planted tree seedlings to sell to individuals and tea factories, which are the largest consumers of firewood.

Because biogas is one of the cleanest sources of energy and in line with their campaign against deforestation, the group has borrowed money to construct a biogas plant for their members.

This way they will teach by example to conserve forests, have access to a cleaner and safer source of fuel, and save money previously used for charcoal and paraffin purchases. These savings, combined with their farm earnings, will allow them to repay the loan.

In this group: Florence Wangechi , Jacinta Wambui , Margaret Wairimu , Beth Njoki , Lucy Wangui , Mary Njoki , Margaret Wambui *, Mary Nyambura , Jane Wairimu
*not pictured



Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: September 24, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Visionary Empowerment Programme

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Loan details

Loan length:

26 months
Disbursed date: September 24, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Visionary Empowerment Programme