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Total loan: $200

Maatisang

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Phamong Mohale's Hoek, Mohale's Hoek, Lesotho / Personal Use

Maatisang's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to purchase an ACE-1 Cookstove, a hybrid energy system for cooking, lighting and charging in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.


Maatisang's story

Maatisang is 34 years old and lives in a hut, without access to electricity, with five family members, including three children. She relies on commercial farming to earn a living but struggles with buying multiple fuels and inadequate income. She spends the most on wood, which costs up to 64 LSL per month. She also spends as much as one hour per day gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs like charging her phone.

Maatisang bought an ACE-1 Cookstove to help her and her family save the money spent 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, please visit www.africancleanenergy.com and Facebook @African Clean Energy.