He grew up in a large family surrounded by his siblings. Thanks to his parents' support he went to school and completed primary education. This has served him well, since it is so important to know how to read and write, although he would have wished to continue learning, he says, but that was not possible. This is why now that he has children, he supports and encourages them to go to school.
He lives in a humble home of his own with his wife and five children born from the marriage. He makes a living growing basic grains to harvest and sell, leaving a part for household consumption. They live without electricity since there is none available for this community, he says, so he and his family use oil lamps for lighting. He decided to request a loan to buy and install a small solar system for his home.
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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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