Total loan: $9,350
Emiliano Zapata, Mor., Mexico / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to transform his farm into a sustainable business.
Angel is worried about the bad impact the daily manure produced by his 1634 pigs (12 tn.) has. It is a huge problem for Angel‘s farm. First of all, it attracts many flies and other insects. Furthermore, the harmful pathogen it contains, contaminates the ground and pollutes the water and the air, emitting greenhouse gases. Angel heard about the biodigester concept that permits to “digest” the manure, recycling it into energy (biogas) and eco-friendly fertilizer (biol). This biodigester is a cost-effective opportunity for Angel and 2 of his family members. He decided to invest in a 'Sistema Biobolsa' to reduce his carbon footprint and to save the large space normally dedicated to stock the manure. This loan represents 67% of the full price of the biodigester. The remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.