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Waste management equipment firm finds its niche

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James Kamau and his family. PHOTO | COURTESY 

Barely a year old in business, Sistema.bio is on its way to achieving its goal of a world with less waste. 
The social enterprise, which has 45 employees, works through three main pillars: technology, capacity building and financing, to address poverty, food security, and climate change. 

Country Manager Raymond Chepkwony said that they manufacture and distribute high-quality and affordable bio digesters which enable farmers to transform farm waste into biogas and rich organic fertiliser.

“By providing a flexible interest free repayment plan and comprehensive monitoring services, farmers can acquire and sustainably use the bio digesters to collect and treat farm waste. Our clients can now cook without smoke hence avoiding pulmonary diseases, increase productivity on their farms with organic fertiliser, realise an adequate return on investment and save money and time,” said Mr Chepkwony.

He said that when they officially launched last year there was a need to accelerate access to clean and sustainable energy by using waste. “Firewood consumption is expensive, affects health, is time consuming and threatens Kenya’s forests.

“Less than one per cent of Kenyan households uses clean energy for cooking yet 14,000 deaths occur each year due to indoor air pollution. Sistema.bio expanded to Kenya to tackle this exact challenge,” said Mr Chepkwony.

Mr Chepkwony said that they have sold over 900 digesters in Kiambu, Kericho, Meru, Bomet and Uasin Gishu counties.

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