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Total loan: $500

Gregorio

Chilcuautla, Hgo., Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to power his farm and home with his sheep’s manure.


Gregorio's story

Gregorio is an ambitious farmer who wants to turn his sheep 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 sheep and transform it into renewable energy (biogas) and nutrient-rich organic fertilizer for domestic and productive uses. Indeed, he used to pile up his animals' waste on his farm, where it was emitting greenhouse gases and contaminating the environment. Through his biodigester, Gregorio 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. Gregorio’s goal is to purchase more sheep and increase his corn and bean production. 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 43% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Gregorio.