A loan of $300 helped a member abi and Gerenia each purchase a solar home system to have reliable energy access in their homes and gain 4 hours more to produce clay products.


Abi Noemi's Group's story

Abi and Gerenia and their families 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 during whenever it rains due to their geographical conditions. They believe a solar system will have great value through saving on their electricity costs and will eliminate the need for the use of candles in their homes when there are blackouts. Both women contribute to their families income by producing clay products that they sell in nearby tourist spots and in nearby commerce centers. They belong to a cooperative of women that is called “Mujeres Trabajadoras de Tiltepec” (Working Woman from Tiltepec) and they participate in different exhibitions and are starting to sell their products to different foundations and bigger crafts shops. A loan for a solar home system will allow this working women to have 4 additional hours of quality lighting to work and generate higher incomes for their families.

In this group: Abi Noemi, Gerenia



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