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Total loan: $375

Apple Group

Ha Rathoko, Maseru, Maseru, 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, charging and cooking in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.

Apple Group's story

Stephen is a 33-year-old man who lives in a 1 bedroom house, without access to electricity, with 2 other family members, including 1 child. Stephen relies on commercial farming and struggles with insufficient income and the need to buy multiple types of fuel. He spends most of his energy expenses on paraffin and gas, which costs up to 350 LSL per month. He also spends as much as 1 hour per day, gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs, like phone charging. Stephen and the other members of the group in this village each bought the ACE 1 cookstove to help them save the money they spend on fuel every month and also to help them gain access to solar electricity to charge 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 and on Facebook @African Clean Energy.