Climate change has caused negative effects in Kenya over the last few years.
The erratic rainfall coupled with increased temperatures have worsened food availability in Kitui- an already food insecure region. To help curb this food shortage, Kitui Industries put up a campaign to purchase bio-diesel water pumps and generators for farmers in the region. The bio-diesel water pumps and generators will help farmers economically and sustainably improve their food security as they also earn an income.
The bio-diesel used runs the water pumps at a much lower cost compared to conventional diesel therefore reducing the cost of inputs considerably while also providing environmental benefits. It also earns the farmers income as the bio-diesel is produced from locally grown cotton.
The Bio-Fuel Pumps Fund campaign aimed to raise Ksh 3,000,00 ($30,000). Through the help of 15 supporters, the campaign had a 99% success having raised KSH 2,941,000 ($29,410).