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Marcial
Marcial (pictured on the right with his wife and their family) currently uses firewood to cook and to heat his family's bathwater. However, due to deforestation, firewood prices are increasing. He wants to invest in a 6 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester because it will allow him to process his cow manure into clean and renewable biogas. This investment will result in energy, savings, a decrease in deforestation, and a reduction of his family's exposure to soot created by burning the wood. In addition, the digester will generate potent organic fertilizer that will allow Marcial to reduce agrochemical fertilizer use on his family's farm. Also, he and his family will save money thereby increasing self-sufficiency. This loan will cover 34% of the total cost of Marcial's Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.

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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

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 15
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,764,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.0
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Marcial to purchase a 6 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 9, 2012
Listed
Dec 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 17, 2013