A loan of $525 helped a member to purchase a solar home system that will substitute the use of candles.

Paz's Group's story

Paz, Lorenzo and Angélica live in the community of Mesón de Ixtlahuac in Malinaltepec, a highly marginalized area located in the state of Guerrero. As many others, Paz, Lorenzo and Angélica have inherited the trade of harvesting coffee, which can only generate income once a year. Paz, (anticipating the lack of income for the rest of the year) has invested some money in farm animals, which she sells in the nearest towns. As well as doing this, she joins Lorenzo and Angélica to work on other lands, but she receives less than $6 USD for a day's work. In the community of "El Mesón," people like Paz have access to electricity but it rarely works properly. Because the service is insufficient, they are forced to use candles for lighting purposes. This alternative source is expensive and does not allow people like Paz to do their productive activities once the sun has set. By purchasing a solar home system, Paz will be able to carry out her activities and save a considerable amount of money.

In this group: Paz , Lorenzo , Angelica
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