A loan of $650 helped to purchase a 6 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester to convert livestock waste to biogas and fertilizer.

Jose Gabino's story

José Gabino’s family was forced to increase their firewood use recently because of rising LP Gas costs. Collecting the wood is time-consuming and burning it results in smoke and soot.

The clean-burning, renewable biogas produced by his new 6 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester will allow his family to dramatically reduce their wood use, free up time, and reduce their environmental impact.

Moreover, José Gabino will become self-sufficient in fertilizer production, using waste from his sheep and hens on his maize, squash, bean and oat crops. This Kiva loan is for 51 percent of the total cost of his Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.

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