A loan helped a member to pay for a stove.

Soaing Group's story

'Mangoato is a 62-year-old woman with six children aged between 40 and 25 respectively, and 17 grandchildren aged between 21 and 2. 'Mangoato's house is multi-roomed with no electricity. Her village is situated in the outskirts of Berea.

In this area, most people survive on subsistence farming, mostly producing maize and sorghum, and the community is very close in that one can go to their neighbour to ask for salt or sugar; almost everyone knows everyone. When 'Mangoato heard about the ACE1 stove, she called her neighbours to see what the stove does, as she believed it would ease their lives.

With this stove, 'Mangoato will no longer struggle to charge her mobile phone, and she won't go to collect wood as frequently as before, as the stove uses 70% less wood.

'Mangoato and the others in the group have kindly requested a loan from Kiva lenders so that they can pay for the stoves. This is their first loan request, and they have promised to pay back if the loan is granted.

Visit www.africancleanenergy.com or our Facebook page: @AfricanCleanEnergy to find more about the stove.

In this group: 'mangoato, 'manthabeleng, 'mantebaleng, 'mathakali, 'malineo, 'masebolelo, 'mats'episo, 'marets'epile, 'manthunya

This loan is special because:

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

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