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Víctor
Víctor is a small farmer living in a town slowly being absorbed by the adjacent city. The urbanization of his community has forced him to reassess the feasibility of his small farm. By using this Kiva loan to invest in a 10 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, he will be able to continue raising animals without inconveniencing his neighbors. The biodigester will allow him to process and treat his animal waste, virtually eliminating the odor and flies normally associated with piles of manure. By being able to continue farming in the face of urban encroachment, he will preserve his community’s traditional practices while doing so in an environmentally sustainable and neighbor-friendly manner.

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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
  • 4
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,739,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Víctor to purchase a 10 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Jul 27, 2012
Listed
Jun 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Mar 27, 2013