Before I go any further, I have a great offer to share with you:
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And now back to my post...
Right, so while I did make my monthly donation to Kiva in May, I never actually got around to sharing it with you. Now a month later, it seems like time - better late than never, after all.
Carlos Alberto (Mexico)
A loan of $3,900 helps Carlos Alberto to buy a plastic compactor machine to start a community recycling program.
Carlos and Alonso are two community firemen fighting forest fires in Villaflores, Chiapas. They need 50,000 MXP to start a community recycling program. The program will reduce landfill pollution and provide an extra income source for more than 10 families.
Carlos and Alonso have already set up the collection routes and they have secured a buyer for the 5 Tons of plastic they will collect each month. With this loan, Carlos and Alonso will have the money to buy the plastic compactor machine they need to start the recycling program.