Total loan: $875


Tocatlan, Tlax., Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to transform cow manure into renewable resources.

Raul's story

Raul is an ambitious farmer who wants to turn his cow farm into a model for sustainable small-scale farms. He decided to invest in a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester in order to treat the manure of his 25 cows and transform it into renewable energy (biogas) and nutrient-rich organic fertilizer for domestic and productive uses.

Raul used to pile up his animals' waste on his farm, where it was emitting greenhouse gases and contaminating the environment. Through his biodigester, Raul will be able to use the money he used to spend on LP gas and chemical fertilizers to invest in the expansion of his farm.

Raul’s goal is to purchase more cows and improve his farmyard. His farm will become more cost-effective and sustainable as he starts applying the fertilizer from the biodigester to nourish the soil in an entirely organic and environmentally-friendly manner. He looks forward to transforming a problem into a solution and to showing that waste actually is a resource!

This loan represents 60% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Raul