Her husband makes a living in agriculture growing corn and beans, and Dominga raises and fattens pigs to sell. She also works in the fields during the coffee harvest. As both of them work and contribute to the household expenses, the responsibility of supporting their two children is not so difficult. Also, the older ones work and help with the food expenses because they still live at home.
There's no electricity in the community. Dominga already knows the benefits of using solar panels because a while ago they bought one and it's working very well for them. With this current loan she's going to buy some components for the solar energy system that need to be fixed so the system will function at a hundred percent.
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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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