Total loan: $625

Seyatshazana Group

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Ha Thaha; Sekiring; Quthing, , Lesotho / Personal Use

Seyatshazana 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 the stove.

Seyatshazana Group's story

'Manteboheng is a 43-year-old woman married to a 62-year-old man. She has five children aged between 26 and 16. 'Mateboheng has no electricity at her home, which is multi-bedroomed, so she incurs a lot of fuel expenses, especially paraffin and LPG, to heat and cook.

She spends LSL 300 on paraffin every month and LSL 180 on LPG. On top of that, she has to travel long distances to collect wood used to prepare meals for her family. She cooks on an open fire, where she is exposed to smoke and uses a lot of wood, meaning she collects wood frequently.

When hearing about the ACE1 stove, 'Manteboheng knew that this is what she has been looking for to ease her life. This stove uses 70% less biomass fuel. Therefore, 'Manteboheng won't have to walk long distances frequently to collect wood. The stove also has a LED lamp for lighting and one can also charge a mobile phone on the stove.

'Manteboheng and the rest of the people in the group have thus requested a loan from Kiva lenders to pay for the stove. They have promised to be faithful in repaying their loans.

For more information about the stove, visit www.africancleanenergy.com or our Facebook page @AfricanCleanEnergy