A loan of $375 helped a member acquire a solar home system that will let his family extend their productive hours a day.

Hueytamalco Group's story

Martin and Jaime are both hardworking farmers from the small marginalized community of Conta, very near to the border of Puebla with the state of Veracruz. They have each requested to purchase a solar home system to save on hazardous lighting sources and improve their families living conditions. Here is Martín's story:

Martín is 37 years old from the municipality of Hueytamalco, in the state of Puebla. Since he can remember, Martín has worked every single day as a farmer. Since he became a father 10 years ago, Martín works even harder to bring a better life quality to his wife and two children. His job as a peasant allows him to earn $228 USD a month, which he distributes to the maintenance of his home, the care of his family and the education of his children, whom he has taught to love agriculture but also to work on their school tasks.

Martín´s home does not have grid access, however he has tried to improve this situation by lighting their home with candles, but the bad light quality cannot allow their children to extend their education hours and exposes them to breathing hazardous smoke. Additionally, this represents an important cost in his limited budget. Martín wishes to provide his family a better life quality, that’s why he´s planning to buy a solar home system that will allow his children to have more hours of study, improving their education in the general aspect. Martín and his wife will use their new solar home system to extend their productivity and enjoy family time.

In this group: Martín, Jaime

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