Total loan: $475


Puebla, Pue., Mexico / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester for a healthy cooking experience.

Amado's story

Every time Amado wants to cook, he has to spend an average of three hours collecting wood, wait until it gets dried and then burn it in the stove. Every month, Amado and his family collect an average of 20kg of firewood.

Amado and his family want to invest in a Sistema.bio biodigester that will allow them to transform manure from five cows into a renewable energy source for biogas and organic fertilizer through anaerobic digestion. With their biodigester, Amado's family will stop cooking with firewood and use renewable biogas at their farm. They will not have to worry anymore about the diseases caused by inhaling smoke while they are cooking.

Also, they will be able to increase their vegetable crop with the fertilizer produced by the Sistema and use the time on agricultural activities that they previously used to chop wood.

This loan represents 40% of the full price of the biodigester; the remaining part was covered by a cash down payment and a government subsidy.