Total loan: $475

Protect The Forest Group

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Gold Coast Camp, QLD, Ghana / Personal Use

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A loan helped to purchase clean cook stoves.

Protect The Forest Group's story

Abena came from Agave but currently lives in Gold Coast Camp with her family in Assin North District in the Central Region of Ghana. She is 48 years old and married with three children aged 24, 22, and 20 years. Abena has been growing palm plantation and cocoa for the past 25 years. She produces palm oil from the palm fruits that she harvests from her own farm. Abena is also a gari processor which she sells at the local market on market days. Abena's main challenge now is to secure a loan to purchase a clean cooking stove (aka an Elsa Stove) that utilizes waste products, such as palm kernel shells (virgin pellets) as fuel. Abena cannot wait to have this cost-saving and affordable clean cooking stove to improve her means of cooking. She is so eager because she can now find a use for her by-product virgin pellet, which will save her from carrying firewood after a hard day'ss work. Abena and her group have decided to use clean cooking stoves after a community education program about saving the forest and ways to reduce indoor/outdoor air pollution. Abena is now applying for 170 GHS to purchase an Elsa Clean Cook stove to protect her family from indoor air pollution and to reduce cutting of the trees from the forest in her village for charcoal and firewood. Abena and her entire group members say thank you to all their microlenders for their kind support.