A loan of $1,150 helped to construct a bio-digester.


Grace Wambui's story

Grace is married with three children, all in primary school. She and her husband practice farming; they grow coffee and keep dairy cows on zero grazing. Seasonally, they are also employed as casuals at a tea farm to pick tea, and this supplements what they get from the farming business. With three children in school, they barely have enough to save and have electricity installed for them.

Their source of energy for lighting is kerosene, and for cooking it is firewood and charcoal. Every month, they spend at least $35 on purchasing fuel, and this is a huge sacrifice, since they have to cook and the children need light to study in the evening.

With their four cows, Grace can be able to save this money and enjoy cleaner, better, cheaper fuel for cooking and lighting by having a bio-digester constructed for her. With a loan VEP hopes to assist Grace in getting this bio-digester. In addition to cleaner fuel, she will also be using the bio-slurry to grow fodder and food crops so that she can also save money used on buying manure from other farmers. This will increase her crop production, and we hope in the future, she can start up a business of selling green groceries.



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