A loan of $300 helped a member rodolfo and Felix each purchase a solar home system to have reliable energy access in their homes and support their children education.

Rodolfo's Group's story

Rodolfo and Felix live in Oaxaca, México in a small community called El Paraíso in Santa María Tiltepec. In El Paraíso, they just got access to the electric grid early 2012, however the service is extremely unreliable. They continue to rely on candles when the lights go out, which they mention can last up to 8 days whenever it rains due to their geographical conditions. They believe a solar system will have great value through savings on their electricity costs and will eliminate the need for the use of candles in their homes. Both Rodolfo and Felix have made a great effort to support their children continuing school; Rodolfo has two kids, one in preschool and one in elementary school, and Felix has four: two in elementary, one in a remote secondary school and one studying a technical career in a town nearby, but still living with his parents. When there is a several days blackout, all of Rodolfo´s and Felix children have to study in their homes by the lights of candles. A loan for a solar home system will not only provide better studying conditions for his children, it will allow both families to have 4 additional hours of quality lighting to work to continue supporting their children so they don't have to leave school to support family income.

In this group: Rodolfo, Felix
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