A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase a solar home system in order to stop using diesel oil lamps and improve his household conditions.

La Florida, Campeche Group's story

Luis Alberto, Isidro, and Manuel are hard-working farmers that make their livings cultivating “chigua”, beans, and corn, which are the predominant agriculture products from the region. They each live on around 200 USD per month to maintain their families and they lack basic access to infrastructure and services such as water, electricity and concrete households.

Luis Alberto is one borrower of this group of three who is interested in acquiring a solar home system on credit. He is 27 years old and lives in the community of Aguacatal, in the state of Campeche, with his wife Elisa and his little three-year-old kid Santos.

Luis Alberto is a proud farmer - since his childhood his father taught him to love and respect the soil. Nowadays he harvests maize and beans his family uses for self-consumption and also to sell at the local community market. Nevertheless, he is able to harvest maize and beans only at autumn and springtime, which is why his wife Elisa started to do handcrafts and sell them in the local market. These activities allow Luis Alberto to earn an income of about $200 USD per month, money he must distribute to the maintenance of his household and family. Currently, they rely on hazardous diesel oil lamps to have light during the nighttime, which incurs expenses of around 10% of their monthly income. Nevertheless, Luis Alberto knows any kind of hard work results in great rewards. As such, he has made a plan - to buy a solar home system that will allow his little kid to stop breathing the lamp smoke and improve his household conditions and quality of life.

In this group: Luis Alberto, Isidro, Manuel Jesús

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