Total loan: $425

Mollong Group

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Ha Tsiu, Ha Mohale, , Lesotho / Personal Use

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A loan helped to use ACE1 to gain access to electricity, and to save money spent on fuel to be able to pay school fees.

Mollong Group's story

Mamanna is a 58-year-old woman who lives in separated huts without access to electricity with 6 other family members, including 4 children. Mamanna is a commercial farmer, but struggles with school fees. She spends the most amount of her energy expenses on candles, mobile phone charging, gas, and paraffin, which costs up to LSL 635 per month. She also spends as much as two hours per day gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs like phone charging.

Mamanna saw the stove in the village she was born in when she was visiting her mother. She loved the ACE1 cookstove and says that it keeps the house warm. She wants to save on the money she used to spend on paraffin. She was so impressed with the stove and told her neighbors about it, and convinced them to purchase a stove. She says that it is very efficient and will make life a lot easier for her.

Mamanna and the other members of the group in this village each bought the ACE1 cookstove to help them save the money they spend every month on fuel, and also help them access solar electricity for charging their mobile devices any time for free. The ACE1 clean cookstove is biomass and solar powered. For more information on the ACE1 cookstove, please visit www.africancleanenergy.com and Facebook @African Clean Energy.