Total loan: $175


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Sekamaneng, Maseru, Berea, Lesotho / Personal Use

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A loan helped to purchase the ACE One hybrid energy system for cooking, lighting and charging in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.

Maria's story

Maria is a 68-year-old woman who lives in a multi-bedroom house with five other family members, including three children. She relies on her pension fund and struggles with insufficient income and multiple fuels. She spends most of her energy expenses on pellets and electricity, which cost up to 120 Lesotho loti (LSL) per month. She also spends as much as one hour per day gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs, like phone charging.

Maria bought the ACE 1 cookstove to help her and her family save the money spent every month on fuel and also 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 ACE1 cookstove, please visit www.africancleanenergy.com and Facebook @African Clean Energy.