Total loan: $200

Lihupulung Group

Flag of Lesotho
Motimposo Ha Masilo, Maseru, Maseru, Lesotho / Personal Use

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

A loan helped to purchase an ACE 1 Cookstove, a hybrid energy system for cooking, lighting and charging in a way that is safe, clean and saves money.

Lihupulung Group's story

Mahlabane is a 49-year-old woman who lives in a multi-bedroom house with 14 family members, including four children.

Mahlabane relies on her family for support and struggles with buying multiple fuels and an insufficient income. Her largest energy expenses are electricity, paraffin and gas which cost up to 562 LSL per month. She also spends as much as one hour per day gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs like charging her phone.

Mahlabane and the other members of the group in this village each bought an 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 at any time and for free.

The ACE 1 Cookstove is biomass and solar powered. For more information on the ACE 1 Cookstove, please visit www.africancleanenergy.com and Facebook @African Clean Energy.