Total loan: $2,450


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Heredia, Heredia Province, Costa Rica / Agriculture

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A loan helped to install a biodigester on his farm to promote sustainable pig farming.

Renato's story

Renato is a leader in the Costa Rican pig farming sector. He defends the interests of pork producers, insuring a quality product both nationally and abroad, and that government initiatives boost this economic sector. He identifies with the struggle to promote the development of sustainable pig farming and wants to serve as an example by installing a biodigester on his pig farm.

This system treats pig manure in such a way as to guarantee sanitary and safety measures while minimizing the risk of propagating illness in piglets from the time they are young until they fatten and develop. With these measures he can insure sales of pigs to plants who process the meat.

Renato is committed to investing in a kitchen stove that works on biogas generated by the biodigester. This is to improve the living conditions of the farm manager so he can prepare his food without depending on gas or electricity. He also plans to install a burner to treat excess biogas to reduce any global warming effect of the gas emissions.