Total loan: $300

Soul Group

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St. Mary's, Roma, Maseru, Maseru, Lesotho / Personal Use

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

A loan helped to purchase the ACE 1 energy system in order to have access to solar power for lighting, charging and cooking in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.

Soul Group's story

Mantsali is a 35-year-old woman who lives in a multi-bedroom house with four other family members including one child.

Mantsali relies on commercially farming crops and poultry and struggles with multiple fuels and expanding her farming business. She spends the most amount of her energy expenses on paraffin, gas, wood and elestricity, which costs up to LSL 1045 per month. She also spends as much as one hour per day, gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs like phone charging. The region this borrower lives in is very beautiful and she is glad that she will contribute to reduced local air pollution.

Mantsali and the other members of the group in this village each bought the ACE 1 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 ACE 1 clean cook-stove is biomass and solar powered.

For more information on the ACE1 cook stove please visit www.africancleanenergy.com and Facebook @African Clean Energy