Total loan: $875

Fast Nine Group

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Ha Khojane; Ketane; Mohale's Hoek, , Lesotho / Personal Use

Fast Nine 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 stove to reduce her fuel costs.

Fast Nine Group's story

Masenate is a 35-year-old woman married to a 42-year-old man. She has two children, aged 15 and 5. She stays in a two-roomed house with no electricity.

For cooking, she uses LPG or wood, spending LSL 210 on the former. She also spends LSL 300 on paraffin for lighting her home every month. As she is a subsistence farmer, these costs are too high for her.

That is why she decided to purchase the ACE 1 stove to reduce her fuel costs. With this stove, she will use readily available wood to cook, thus saving her time on the distance she used to walk to collect wood.

She will also prepare meals quickly, as the heat goes straight to the pot, unlike cooking on an open fire, where heat is lost. She will also use the LED lamp that comes with the stove to light her home.

Masenate and the other people in the group have kindly requested a loan from Kiva lenders to pay for the stove.

Visit www.africancleanenergy.com or @AfricanCleanEnergy on Facebook to know more about the stove.