There is a pressing need for cooking energy in the household community. As the need assessment shows, fuel wood is the major source of energy for the majority of households in the area, which has a great impact on deforestation and in turn affects the environment. The extent of the problem gets serious when we think of alternative means of energy for the poor in the target areas. The increasing price of kerosene and electricity has made it difficult and unaffordable for the poor.
Therefore, having considered the existing sanitation and pressing energy need of the house holds, KDA has integrated its sanitation intervention with biogas technology. Biogas technology is becoming a common approach, which is designed to solve the problem of alternative energy source, by integrating five components: the biogas plant, smoke less kitchen, dry pit latrine, the septic tanker and the hand dug well into one unit to generate gas energy from human excreta, water from the ground and household organic waste. This technology has an advantage of providing smokeless cooking fuel with high efficiency compared with kerosene and firewood; which will reduce the hardship for women who are responsible for all the cooking and house hold chores. The hand dug well that will be dug apart from providing the digester with sustainable and reliable water source, will also help the households with abundant and free water source for their household activities. Thus, the project is expected to solve the sanitation and cooking energy problem of the target households.
Rural Bio-Gas financing is an innovative approach to poverty alleviation that provides access to wealth-creating assets such as cows, goats or irrigation systems that generate income to increase living standards and provide for loan repayment. Bio-Gas financing differs from micro credit in that loans are of time, as opposed to general loans which may be used for consumption or emergency spending. In its five years of incubation of this product line, KDA acquired valuable knowledge that has been transferred to K-Rep Development Agency (Bio-Gas Project) through its 33 staff members distributed throughout the country in 28 field offices. The K-Rep Development Agency (Bio-Gas Project) theory of economic change posts that economic development can be brought to rural Kenya by providing a growth path for rural smallholder farmers. These opportunities are created through the provision of financial products as well as access to technical assistance services that introduce the business discipline, knowledge and skills needed to scale up and succeed. Leveraging the experience of KDA, (Bio-Gas Project) will empower smallholder farmers and also address the next step in the agribusiness value chain by supporting rural enterprises such as milk chilling plants, coffee mills and mango processing plants. These activities confer social benefits as well as a path to profitable, sustainable commercial operations for K-Rep Development Agency and its clients. e linked to specific assets, which are acquired over a period
BioEarth Inc will provide the latest project management office technology and services via PMI standards, fully outfitted main office, sales offices, trucks, equipment and advanced construction methods, hire and manage sub-contractors.
Identification of the direct beneficiaries from establishing biogas plants.
Purchasing and Supply of all the necessary materials;
Under taking the construction work of:
o Bio Latrine i.e. dry pit latrine that will be connected to biogas digester
o BioGas Digester with a Gas Storage Tanker, Intake Pit and Slurry Fertilizer Tank
Provide all the sanitary facilities to the house hold community and give training on operation
and maintenance of the facilities;
Give training to the User for Cooking with their Supplied Clean BioGas Stove and Accessories
Give Hygiene, Health and Nutrition Education to Beneficiaries;
Monitor and evaluate the progress of the project at each stage;
Hand over the completed project to the individual households.
Ø ØThe supply and installation of individual BioGas Digesters in Kenya with an installation target of 20,000 units over
a 5 year period. BioEarth will offer various sized Digesters and a complete product line of accessories.
Ø Hire and train local citizens on the process and methods of Masonry, Construction and excavation
Ø Establish and maintain daily operations with advanced quality control methodologies
Ø Maintain PMI Project Management Standards of transparency and globally acceptable accounting practices
Ø Create a public education program with live events, a modern website and Hands-on training
BioEarth will offer varying BioGas Digester sizes with continually, improving digester designs for optimum efficiency.
The engineers at BioEarth Inc. prefer the formed concrete tank models because they allow us to maintain a level of consistency not afforded by building each unit with brick masonry construction and they adhere to our quality control
standards. We will be introducing design improvements not in the pictures here.