Total loan: $700

Reithabetse Ha Mohalenyane Group

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Ha Mohalenyane Khubetsoana Thaba- Bosiu, , Lesotho / Personal Use

Reithabetse Ha Mohalenyane Group's loan finished fundraising,
but these similar borrowers just need a little more help to reach their goals!

A loan helped to pay for an ACE1 clean cookstove.

Reithabetse Ha Mohalenyane Group's story

Matsepo is a married 44 year old mother of five. She lives in a two-roomed house. She earns a living from her providing husband who is a miner.

She uses electricity as a means of fuel to light, to cook and to warm up the house. She spends a lot of money on her electricity bill - money she hardly makes from selling chicken between paying her bills and her children's tuition fees.

Matsepo has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to purchase clean cook stoves, which will provide her and six other people from her village, who are living in similar circumstances, the chance of cooking in a way that does not harm them and their families, and that does not require expensive paraffin or gas, or a lot of wood, which is hard to find in Lesotho.

This stove can be started with the use of very little readily-available biomass, like dry twigs and dry cow dung, that does not require a great length of time to collect. It does not produce smoke while burning, thus making it safe to be used inside the home. This stove comes with a solar panel for charging the battery, which runs the fan in the stove, a USB port for charging phones and a mini LED lamp. It is a life-improving package for these borrowers.

For more information on the stove, please visit www.africancleanenergy.com