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Aaron
Aaron is a Tlaxcalan dairy producer whose family has been dedicated to farming for generations. However, times are tough due to weak milk prices. As the dairy farm represents his primary source of income, he is constantly looking at ways to reduce his operating costs.

His 10 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester will allow him to reduce his energy and fertilizer costs, as well as give better treatment to his animal waste. His cow manure will be processed by the digester into renewable methane-rich biogas and biofertilizer, allowing him to reduce his dependence on costly and damaging liquefied petroleum gas and agrochemical fertilizers that degrade soils and contaminate groundwater.

This loan represents 46% of the total cost of his 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.

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  • $11,249
    Average annual income
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  • $18,125,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 12.8
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Aaron to purchase a 10 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 31, 2013
Listed
Aug 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014