A loan helped to get a biodigester, a manure treatment system, to convert her farm with eco-friendly technology.

Rocio's story

Rocio is an entrepreneurial woman with 12 years of experience in dairy farming. With her husband, she works raising calves and producing cheese. On the farm, they harvest food for their own consumption, such as lemons, papayas, and yucca. She will use the loan to get a biodigester, which is a manure treatment system.

In the future, this system will allow her to manage the pig manure well, which they will incorporate into the farm. Rocio will use a gas burner which functions with biogas to pasteurize the milk and cook food for her home, to reduce the dependence on the use of fossil fuels. Also, she will use the bio-fertilizers as soil amendments for her crops. Now is the time to convert her farm into a self-sustaining model with eco-friendly technology which reduces her carbon footprint.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.

This loan is special because:

It gives farmers a green energy alternative.

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