A loan of $450 helped a member gregorio and his two neighbors each purchase a solar home system to have reliable energy access for lighting and communication in their homes.


Otilio's Group's story

Otilio, Antonio and Gregorio live in El Paraíso in Santa María Tiltepec. Their main occupation is in the field where they cultivate corn and beans. Gregorio is 62 years old and provides for a family of 7. In El Paraíso, they just got access to the electric grid in early 2012, however the service is extremely unreliable. They continue to rely on candles when the lights go out, which according to Otilio is an average of 3 days per month and 8 days in the rainy season, and in order for his family to work and study, they spend around 10 Mexican Pesos (0.8 USD) on candles every day. During this time, they run out of energy on their cell-phones and have no way of communicating with the nearby centers. With your loan they will have the security of having everyday lighting and energy for their mobile phones, ensuring an adequate place to work, study and spend quality time with their family.

In this group: Otilio, Antonio, Gregorio
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