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Lydiah Mukwanyaga
Lydiah is a hard-working mother of three and widow from Eastern Kenya. She practices dairy farming and owns seven cows, which produce 45 liters of milk per day. Income from her milk sales is shared among her many financial responsibilities, including paying school fees for her children. She has also been using a big portion of this income to purchase fuel, and after being advised by VEP on how to save this amount of money, she opted for a biodigester to save on her day-to-day fuel costs. With a biodigester, Lydiah will be able to save money previously spent on charcoal, kerosene, and firewood. Time spent on firewood collection will also be saved, enabling her to spend more time with her family. The biodigester will also help promote a clean environment.

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About Visionary Empowerment Programme

Visionary Empowerment Programme (VEP) is a nonprofit organization that empowers people to build their own enterprises through microfinance, training and other development services. In addition to providing loans to groups of borrowers, it works with established organizations to encourage installation of biogas digesters, solar energy products, clean cooking stoves and other technologies that reduce costs, poverty and greenhouse gas emissions.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 846
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $46,969,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 87.0
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD