A loan of $550 helped a member to purchase a solar home system to stop relying on candles.

Mercedes' Group's story

Mercedes, Bulmaro and Tomás are relatives and they live in Brazo Seco, Misantla. They live in a small community located in the state of Veracruz, a location that is constantly isolated due to the lack of quality roads that flood during the rainy season. They work on the harvest of products like corn, beans and coffee.

Mercedes is a 52 year-old woman that has dedicated her life to the care of her family. She works in her household and also helps in the harvests, a craft that she learned since childhood.
Even though Mercedes loves working in the fields, she acknowledges that her entire family suffers from the vulnerability of food prices, so she would love to help and make their lives more confortable and less economically strained, by acquiring a solar home system. This will enable her to replace hazardous lighting sources like candles and diesel lamps that are unhealthy, expensive, and that require a considerable effort for the family to purchase.
The family will use the solar home system to prepare their meals and share more quality time together, as well as improving their health by not inhaling smoke from diesel lamps and candles.

In this group: Mercedes, Bulmaro, Tomás

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