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Total loan: $1,050

Francisco Javier

Villa del Carbon, Méx., Mexico / Personal Use

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A loan helped to buy a biodigester to reduce his farm’s costs and expand his business.

Francisco Javier's story

Francisco Javier wants to safeguard the environment because deforestation has become a menace in Estado de Mexico where he and his family live, something that makes him distraught. He believes that the situation has caused very unpredictable weather patterns which are affecting farmers in his community. Reduced land size is pushing farmers to clear more land for agricultural purposes, and the situation is further accelerated by the lack of affordable and sustainable energy sources.

Francisco Javier wants to install a Sistema biodigester in order to stop relying on wood for fuel, and as a result, safeguard forests. With his 20-cubic-meter system, he will transform 14 cows' manure into a renewable and beautiful flame to cook. The biodigester will also produce organic fertilizer to increase his vegetable production in a sustainable way.

This loan represents 66% of the price of the biodigester. The remainder will be paid directly by Francisco Javier and a government subsidy.