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Wilebaldo
Wilebaldo (pictured with his wife and their daughter), a Tlaxcalan dairy farmer, is looking to improve profits. He has invested in a 6-cubic-meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester because it will allow him to both reduce costs and add value to his products. Using the cow manure from his dairy cows, the system will generate high-quality fertilizer, allowing Wilebaldo to dramatically reduce his spending on agrochemical fertilizer. The system will also generate renewable biogas, allowing Wilebaldo to decrease his spending on the expensive, non-renewable LP gas he currently uses to produce cheese and yogurt, products which fetch a higher price in the market than milk.

Moreover, Wilebaldo and his family, considered innovators in their community, are also moved by the importance of trying to reduce their farm's impact on the environment. This loan represents 33% of the total cost of his Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 5
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $17,333,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.9
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $475 helped Wilebaldo to purchase a 6-cubic-meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 24, 2012
Listed
Dec 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 18, 2013