Total loan: $575

Jesukemorena Group

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Ha Makhoebe; Ha Senekane; Berea, , Lesotho / Personal Use

Jesukemorena 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 clean energy stove.

Jesukemorena Group's story

Mantimile is a 54 year old widow with one child aged 25. Her home is a combination of traditional huts thatched and there is no electricity in her village so she uses paraffin to light. Mantimile is a subsistence farmer who specializes in maize and sorghum. She first saw the ACE1 stove in a neighboring village and was interested in getting one. This is because she struggles with lighting her home and she also uses a lot of wood to cook over open fire, so with this stove she will use the LED lamp to light, thus saving on paraffin. This stove also uses 50-70% less wood than cooking over an open fire.

Matimile and the other women in the group have, therefore, kindly requested a loan from Kiva lenders to pay for the stove.

To know more about the stove, please visit www.africancleanenergy or @AfricanCleanEnergy on Facebook.