A loan of $550 helped to purchase a solar system.

Jose Antonio's story

Jose lives in the community of Oro Verde with his wife and 6 children. The three oldest children no longer live in the same house but they do live nearby and have formed their own families. For his entire life he has been doing work in the field, sowing beans, corn, and manioc. With the help of his elder children he farms some land and extracts a good harvest, part of which is sold and the other part is left for personal use. He has used the income obtained to purchase three cows that produce 15 liters of milk a day, which is also consumed at home. Currently, commercial electricity has not yet made it to the community so they continue to live in the dark and get by with candles to provide lighting at night. He says he's eager to apply for this loan so he can use it to purchase a solar system and install it in his home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Manolo Rodriguez

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