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Total loan: $250

Qaiqai Group

Ha Moteletsane, Mafeteng, Mafeteng, Lesotho / Personal Use

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

Qaiqai Group's story

Mamphi is a 32-year-old woman who lives with four other family members in a separated hut, without access to electricity. She relies on a small business and struggles with insufficient income and buying multiple fuels. She spends the most amount of her energy expenses on mobile phone charging, candles, paraffin and gas, which cost up to LSL 466 per month. She also spends as much as one hour per day gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs like phone charging.

Mamphi 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 to access solar electricity for charging their mobile devices any time for free. The ACE 1 clean cookstove is biomass- and solar-powered. For more information on the ACE 1 cookstove, please visit and Facebook @African Clean Energy