Total loan: $1,500

Bertoldo Victoriano

JILOTEPEC, Méx., Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to purchase a biodigester and use biogas, a renewable energy for milk pasteurization.

Bertoldo Victoriano's story

Bertoldo Victoriano lives in the rural region of Jilotepec. His dream is to create a cost-effective, sustainable dairy farm to pass on to his children and even his future grandchildren.

Bertoldo Victoriano is currently spending too much money on the propane required to heat the milk produced by his cows for pasteurization. With the Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, Bertoldo Victoriano will reduce his reliance on expensive and non-renewable LP gas and agrochemical fertilizers by processing the manure from his thirty dairy cows to produce biogas and biofertilizer, helping both his wallet and the environment. This loan will help Bertoldo Victoriano to install a 40 cubic meters biodigester.

The resulting reduction in operating costs will allow him to better deal with the fluctuating and unpredictable milk prices and make it easier for Bertoldo Victoriano and his kids to continue the generations-old tradition of dairy farming in Jilotepec.

This loan represents 62% of the price of the biodigester; the remaining part is paid directly by Bertoldo Victoriano.