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Total loan: $1,150
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Germán


A loan of $1,150 helped purchase a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester and biogas stove.


Germán's story

Germán, a young dairy farmer from the high plains of Tlaxcala, earns his living from what his animals and land provide. It's not the most profitable field of work and Germán finds himself constantly looking for ways to improve his production process. His 10 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester will allow him to do exactly that. The digester will convert some of the abundant cow manure produced everyday in his dairy into two valuable resources - renewable energy and biofertilizer. The biogas generated by the digester will allow Germán to reduce the amount his family currently spends on expensive and non-renewable propane to heat bathwater and cook. Germán will use the biofertilizer to improve his soils without having to spend more money on petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers. The economic savings will improve the farm's business model and the environmental impact of his farm will be mitigated through both the displacement of fossil-fuel based fertilizers and fuel as well as improved treatment of the animal waste produced daily on his farm. This loan represents 46% of the total cost of his Sistema Biobolsa biodigester and biogas stove.



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: December 18, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sistema Biobolsa

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Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: December 18, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Sistema Biobolsa