He has worked for six years at a sugar refinery during the season for harvesting sugarcane. When he leaves his work at the sugar refinery he also works at a nearby farm, and he grows his ‘manzana’ [a land measurement unit equivalent to 1.740 acres] of corn and beans.
His daughters are in the fourth and the second grades of elementary school, and they go to the closest school. In the community there is no electrical lighting. Currently his family is using lights run by batteries. They buy batteries because they last longer, and they avoid a fire that could be caused by using candles in their house.
He is requesting the loan to buy a 60 watt solar panel. This way he will live in a better way with his daughters and his wife. With this system the intensity of light will be greater, and they will no longer have to spend to buy the batteries. Gaspar’s daughters will be able to do their school work at night, and his wife will be able to take better care of their newborn child. He hopes to be helped with the approval of this loan so that his family life will change.
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TECNOSOL is a for-profit renewable energy company that provides electricity and solar powered products to families living off the grid in Nicaragua. It enables households to generate their own energy and replace toxic and expensive sources of light and heat like kerosene, diesel and wood.
Many of TECNOSOL's clients cannot afford the high upfront costs of buying solar products. Kiva loans help these households purchase clean energy products.
Solar home systems are much more than a solar lamp and can provide users with life changing amounts of power: enough power to run multiple lights, home appliances, radios, and TVs. These systems are modular, enabling clients to add solar panels and batteries to meet their increasing energy demands.
Important InformationThis Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.
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