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Total loan: $925
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Carlos

Mexico
Tlacotepec, Mexico / Farming

A loan of $925 helped to buy a machine which turns organic waste into fertilizer and renewable fuel.


Carlos's story

Carlos is requesting this loan to buy a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester, which turns organic waste, such as maunure from his pigs and sheep, into fertilizer and renewable energy. He wants to do this because he and and his family are being negatively affected by the rising costs of fertilizer and liquid propane gas. As farming is their only source of income, they are constantly seeking lower production costs. The biodigester will dramatically reduce the amount of agrochemical fertilizer they use on their maize, alfalfa, sorghum, and pepper crops while also decreasing their non-renewable LP gas use in the kitchen and shower. This Kiva loan will help him cover 55 percent of the system's price.



Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: August 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sistema Biobolsa

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: August 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sistema Biobolsa