Total loan: $1,800


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Texcoco, Méx., Mexico / Agriculture

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A loan helped to pay for a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester and a biogas stove.

Ricardo's story

Ricardo, a dairy farmer, is heavily involved in helping his neighbors live more harmoniously with their environment. He leads by example and his farm is representative of his mission. He tries to avoid the use of agrochemical fertilizers and prefers the abundant manure produced by his cows to fertilize his crops. He is investing in a 25 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester because he sees it as another tool to further his goal of reducing his negative impact on the environment. The biodigester will process the manure into methane-rich biogas, allowing him to displace the fossil-fuel based LP gas he currently uses to cook and heat bathwater. This displacement coupled with the destruction of methane released by the animal waste will dramatically reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by his farm. Concurrently, the biofertilizer will allow even more nutrients to reach his plants' roots than currently available from unprocessed manure due to the natural decomposition that occurs within the digester. Ricardo wants to show his neighbors that it is possible to better utilize what they normally consider waste. He wants them to see that everything should be valued as a resource, if used properly. This loan represents 46% of the total cost of his Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.