Total loan: $800

Manyakoane Group

Ha Mats'omonyane; Tlokoeng; Thaba Tseka, , Lesotho / Personal Use

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

A loan helped to purchase a stove.

Manyakoane Group's story

Mabusang is a 48-year-old woman with four children, aged 2-11. She is a single parent in a very rural village, and her children are sometimes scorned as they have no father figure.

To support her children, Mabusang grows and sells beans in the village. She uses the little that she makes from this business to buy paraffin, which is used to light and heat her home and to cook. The cost of paraffin is too much for her, and she also struggles to charge her mobile phone as there is no electricity in her village. When she saw the ACE1 stove in a neighbouring village, she decided to get one as it would significantly reduce her fuel costs. Further, she can use this stove's LED lamp to light her home, cook without smoke and charge her mobile phone.

Mabusang and 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.