Total loan: $350

Ground Group

Likolobeng; Ha Monyane; Maseru, , Lesotho / Personal Use

Ground 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 a stove.

Ground Group's story

'Mathapelo is a 42-year-old woman married to a 44-year-old man. She has two children aged 21 and 10. She lives in a multi-roomed house with electricity. She works as a teacher.

'Mathapelo's job is to take care of the family, cooking and cleaning the house. She cooks over an open fire sometimes to reduce her electricity consumption, and this forces her to be exposed to a lot of smoke and she uses a lot of wood.

When she saw the ACE1 stove in the village, she was fascinated as it uses traditional methods of cooking, but without any smoke as it has a built-in fan. Moreover, this stove uses 50-70% less wood than cooking over an open fire. With this stove, 'Mathapelo will save time as it cooks faster than an open fire.

'Mathapelo and the other women 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 ACE1 stove.