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Zabdiel
Zabdiel, a dairy farmer from Mexico State, wants to improve farming in his region. He is investing in a 25 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa in order to use it as a technology demonstrator with the goal of promoting anaerobic digestion, the use of biomass energy, and biofertilizer production in his region.

His digester will convert cow manure into renewable biogas, displacing firewood and propane currently used to cook and heat bathwater. Concurrently, the system will generate a potent soil amendment, allowing Zabdiel to improve crop yields without having to spend on expensive agrochemical fertilizers. This loan represents 42% of the total cost of his Sistema Biobolsa biodigester and biogas stove.

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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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About Mexico

  • $15,600
    Average annual income
  • 19
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    Mexico Loans Fundraising
  • $18,761,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 13.1
    Mexico Pesos (MXN) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,700 helped Zabdiel to purchase a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester and biogas stove.
61% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
At end of term
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2014
Listed
Jun 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible