A loan helped a member to pay for an ACE 1 clean cook stove.


Ikaheng Seturumane Group's story

Emely is a member of Ikaheng Seturumane Group. Emely is a 67-year-old, married mother of seven children, between 23 and 45 years of age and a grandmother of 14 grandchildren, aged between 1 and 25 years. They live in a two-bedroom house with two other family members. She is unemployed. She uses wood, gas, and paraffin for cooking and lighting. She pays for mobile phone charging and has to walk long distances for mobile phone charging.

Emely and six other people from her village are going to benefit from the ACE 1 clean cook stove (an African Clean Energy solar biomass system) since it has an LED lamp, is solar powered, and uses readily-available biomass. It also has a USB port that allows for mobile phone charging.

The ACE 1 clean cook stove uses small twigs and dry cow dung to make a fire. Emely will not have to walk long distances to collect supplies for making a fire now and she will not have to walk back and forth to charge phones or pay for phone charging.

For more information on the stove, please visit www.africancleanenergy.com.

In this group: Emely, Maabele, Mamolapo, Mamorapeli, Mabokang, Mamolopo, Makeneuoe


This loan is special because:

It provides communities with energy saving cookstoves that also reduce pollution.



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