A loan of $800 helped to build a biogas digester, for converting pig waste into fuel for cooking, plus fertilizer for the crops.


Ni Nyoman's story

Ni Nyoman, 45, lives only with her children. Her husband works overseas as a pig breeder. Her older child lives in the city, as a student in university. Her house has a beautiful view, because it’s located in the center of a rice field. Ni Nyoman is a farmer who has farmland behind her house. In her farm there are coconuts, bananas and cacao. The produce of the farm provides for the children's education, the family's household needs and savings. Ni Nyoman has raised pigs at home since her husband began to work overseas. Her husband taught her how to maintain pigs like in his workplace. They already have considerable experience in raising pigs, and have gotten satisfactory results. The waste generated by the farm, in the form of pig manure, is a constraint on the growth of the business. Ni Nyoman has taken the manure to the fields to use as fertilizer, but that was not enough to cope with the amount of the waste. When she heard about the biogas digester program, she joined immediately. Ni Nyoman is using her loan to construct and install a biogas digester, which will convert the waste into fuel (biogas) and organic fertilizer. This will reduce costs in the kitchen, and pollution of the environment can be overcome. Ni Nyoman also hopes to become an example for the people in her village, teaching the importance of using biogas for life.



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