A loan of $1,175 helped to purchase a Sistema Biobolsa biodigester and biogas stove.


Alejandro's story

Alejandro, a young Tlaxcalteca farmer pictured here with his beautiful daughters, grows a variety of different crops on his small plot. His family's primary source of income comes from the plants they grow and sell, and the animals they raise. Alejandro is excited about acquiring his 10 cubic meter Sistema Biobolsa biodigester because it will help him better take advantage of the abundant animal waste on-site. The digester will treat the manure through anaerobic digestion, providing Alejandro and his family with renewable, methane-rich biogas fuel and potent biofertilizer. The biogas will be used to displace the expensive, fossil-fuel derived propane the family currently uses to cook and heat bathwater, using the biogas burners included in the Sistema Biobolsa kit. Alejandro will apply the biofertilizer to his fields, improving soil quality and crop yield without having to resort to petroleum-based agrochemical fertilizers. The digester will help him and his family save money and reduce their farm's environmental impact. This loan represents 48% of the total cost of Alejandro's Biobolsa and biogas stove.



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