A loan of $500 helped to buy a home solar light system.


Franklin Anastasio's story

Franklin, 49, is a small producer in a rural community in Chinandega. He’s been working raising cattle for more than 30 years; he started when he was very young. Now he works producing cow’s milk. He milks cows daily and transports the milk to the nearest town on a motorcycle; he travels about 30 kilometers approximately. His wife helps him to sell the milk in town. This way of working has made it possible for him to support his family and has allowed his children to attend school. However, they have lived without electric energy. The electric grid does not reach their community and this is why he’s asking for a loan to buy a small solar system. In this way he’ll be able to milk the cows at dawn and spend family time at night.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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