Franklin, 49, is a small producer in a rural community in Chinandega. He’s been working raising cattle for more than 30 years; he started when he was very young. Now he works producing cow’s milk. He milks cows daily and transports the milk to the nearest town on a motorcycle; he travels about 30 kilometers approximately. His wife helps him to sell the milk in town. This way of working has made it possible for him to support his family and has allowed his children to attend school. However, they have lived without electric energy. The electric grid does not reach their community and this is why he’s asking for a loan to buy a small solar system. In this way he’ll be able to milk the cows at dawn and spend family time at night.
El señor Franklin tiene 49 años de edad. El es un pequeño productor de una comunidad rural de Chinandega. El tiene más de 30 años de trabajar en ganadería, empezó desde joven. Ahora se dedica a la producción de leche de vaca. Diariamente ordeña vacas y la traslada al pueblo más cercano en una moto recorriendo unos 30 kilómetros aproximadamente. Su esposa le ayuda a vender la leche en el pueblo. Este método de trabajo le ha permitido mantener a su familia y le ha permitido a sus hijos ir al colegio. Sin embargo ellos han vivido sin energía eléctrica. En su comunidad no llega la red eléctrica por lo que solicita el crédito para comprar un pequeño sistema solar. Así podrá ordeñar las vacas por las madrugadas y pasar en familia durante las noches.
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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.
This Kiva loan will be used to provide borrowers with needed goods or services, as opposed to cash or financial credit.