Total loan: $1,150

Hlanganani Bavase Group

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Ha Koali Quthing, , Lesotho / Personal Use

Hlanganani Bavase 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 ACE 1 clean cookstove.

Hlanganani Bavase Group's story

Masehloho is a 57-year-old married mother of 9, and grandmother of 9 children. She lives with only her husband in a multi-bedroom house. The only means of income is by selling livestock and crops.

Masehloho has requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to be able to purchase a clean cookstove.

This will provide her, and 10 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. It also does not require a lot of fuel, which is hard to find in Lesotho, nor expensive paraffin and gas.

This stove can be started with the use of very little, readily available biomass like dry twigs and dry cow dung that do not require lengths of time to collect. It does not produce smoke while burning, thus making it safe to be used inside the homes.

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.

This is a life-improving package for these people. This stove saves them time to be with their families, saves energy, eliminates the element of toxic inhalation and house-burning, has given them the freedom to have a better lit home. They will see better in the evening while cooking, and enables children to do their homework.

For more information on this product please visit us here, www.africancleanenergy.com