attracts funding from Hivos-Triodos Fund

December 11, 2018

The loan supports the expansion of biogas technology to smallholder farmers in East Africa is the leading international supplier of biogas technology to smallholder farmers. It has raised funding from impact investor Triodos Investment Management through its Hivos-Triodos Fund. The loan will help reach over 200,000 farmers in the next three years around the world, especially in East Africa.

The Hivos-Triodos Fund promotes access to renewable energy and contributes to the development of sustainable agricultural value chains in developing countries. “ is a champion for smallholder farms as it makes them energy independent, profitable and climate-friendly. We are confident that our partnership will improve farmer livelihoods and help increase’s outreach,” says Karel Nierop, Fund Manager of Hivos-Triodos Fund.

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Helena Mucharo (1961) from Tanzania standing behind the digester. Photo: Sven Torfinn

Hivos-Triodos Fund joins a group of world-class impact and venture capital investors that support’s mission to bring technology, training and financing to smallholder farmers around the world.

“We are excited to partner with institutions that share our commitment to sustainable agriculture and the fight against climate change and poverty. Hivos-Triodos Fund will enable to accelerate our growth and impact,” wrote Alexander Eaton, CEO and Co-founder of

About is a social enterprise that uses innovative technology, capacity building and inclusive financing to address poverty, food security, and climate change. It manufactures and distributes high-quality, affordable biodigesters that farmers can use to convert waste into energy and fertilizer. By providing flexible interest-free repayment plans and comprehensive monitoring services, enables farmers to become more sustainable, independent, and productive.

About Triodos Investment Management and Hivos-Triodos Fund

Triodos Investment Management is a globally recognized leader in impact investing to address today’s most critical sustainability challenges. With over 25 years of experience, it has established global expertise across Socially Responsible Equities & Bonds, Energy & Climate, Inclusive Finance, Sustainable Food & Agriculture, and Sustainable Real Estate.

Established in 1994, the Hivos-Triodos Fund is a joint initiative of Triodos Bank and Hivos and one of the first movers worldwide in financial inclusion investments. Today, the fund invests in scalable organizations in emerging markets to catalyze a sustainable, inclusive and green economy, specifically in financial inclusion, sustainable food and agriculture, and (off-grid) renewable energy solutions.