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Leonel
Leonel raises chicken and sheep on a small farm in San Lorenzo Chiautzingo, Puebla. The animal waste from his farm will be treated by his Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, and the resulting biogas will be used in the kitchen for cooking and in a boiler for hot water. The organic fertilizer he produces will be used in his greenhouses and orchards where he grows fruit, vegetables and flowers for sale in local markets. Leonel believes this is a good investment for his family because his fertilizer and energy savings will pay off the biodigester in about one year.

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Sistema Biobolsa is a distributor of small-scale, affordable biodigester systems that transform livestock waste into organic fertilizer for crops and biogas for cooking, heat and electricity. The company also provides farmers with education and financial assistance to help them use biodigesters to save money and improve their quality of life.

Sistema Biobolsa’s loan program began in early 2011, built on the fact that economic savings made possible by biodigesters could be used to pay back loans. However, because the company’s core business is not microfinance -- and because its partnership with Kiva is unique and unprecedented -- Kiva is unable to assign it a risk rating.

This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit

Repayment Schedule Note - For loans listed after June 18, 2013.

Even though the repayment schedule for this loan indicates that all repayments are to be made at the end of the loan term, lenders should expect repayments to be made prior to this time. Biobolsa borrowers are expected to make repayments to lenders as savings are realized from the use of the biodigester. Because these savings can be irregular, seasonal and/or unpredictable, Biobolsa has marked this loan as an end of term repayment schedule to avoid having their borrowers show up as incorrectly delinquent throughout the term of the loan.

About Mexico

  • $11,249
    Average annual income
  • 21
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,283,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $550 helped Leonel to purchases a 6 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 3, 2012
Listed
May 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 17, 2013