Total loan: $1,000

Makholo Group

Thaba Bosiu; Maseru, Maseru, Lesotho / Personal Use

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A loan helped to pay for the stove.

Makholo Group's story

'Mapotso is a 56-year-old woman married to a 61-year-old man. She has eight children aged between 35 and 16. There is no electricity in her village so for lighting she has to buy paraffin at LSL 13 a liter, and for someone who relies on selling wool for income, this is quite costly. She also spends a lot of time collecting wood to prepare meals for her family, walking long distances.

When 'Mapotso heard about the ACE1 stove she mobilized the other people to form a group and buy this stove as it will change their lives for the better. With this stove 'Mapotso will use less wood as it uses 70% less wood than cooking over an open fire. Moreover, she will save on the money she spends on paraffin as the stove has an LED lamp.

It is for these reasons that 'Mapotso 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 to know more about the stove.