A loan of $1,275 helped to purchase a 10-cubic-meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.


Guillermo Arturo's story

Guillermo, a Tlaxcalan hog farmer, believes in the importance of small, family-owned local farms - a group in danger of extinction. Guillermo faces two major hurdles - his production costs and complaints from his neighbors, as his farm is in a recently urbanized area. His 10-cubic-meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester will treat the large piles of pig manure he has on-site (pictured) to produce odor-free, potent biofertilizer and renewable, methane-rich biogas. The resulting displacement of fossil-fuel based agrochemical fertilizers and liquefied petroleum gas will save him money, and the elimination of piles of animal waste will dramatically reduce the flies and odors associated with hog farming. Concurrently, Guillermo will reduce his farm's environmental impact. This loan represents 51% of the total cost of his Sistema Biobolsa biodigester.



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