Total loan: $475

Phuleng Group

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Ha 'Makhoroana; Setorong; Berea, , Lesotho / Personal Use

Phuleng 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.

Phuleng Group's story

'mats'otleho is a 58-year-old widow with one child aged 40. She also has two grandchildren ages 6 and 3. She lives alone in a one-room house. 'mats'otleho's village is situated in the outskirts of Berea and there is no electricity, no tarred roads, and most people in her village survive on subsistence farming, but because she has no field she sells "vetkoeks", a local doughnut, which she sells for LSL 1.00 each. Her business does not do that well that it meets most of her needs as the price of commodities and fuel is costly; she uses a lot of paraffin to fry the "vetkoeks" and to light her home. She also uses LPG to prepare meals, thus not saving.

She says she hopes to save for home improvements so when she heard about the ACE1 stove and how it could help her save on fuel consumption, she wanted to get one. With this stove, she can use the LED lamp to light her home, she will also cook using any kind of wood, thus saving on paraffin and LPG.

'mats'otleho and the other people have kindly requested a loan from Kiva lenders to pay for the stove, which they say will change their lives for the better.

To know more about the ACE1 stove please visit www.africancleanenergy.com or @AfricanCleanEnergy on Facebook.