A loan helped a member to pay for the stove.


Exolo Group's story

Falake is a 75-year-old widower with six children aged between 25 and 41. He stays in a one bedroom house with no electricity, and there are eight other people in this house. For lighting the house, Falake has to buy candles, and he sends one of his grandchildren to collect wood for cooking, but in this village people are not allowed to cut down trees, so people struggle to get firewood. When Falake heard about the ACE1 stove, he did not need convincing to purchase it; he said he knew that this stove was a lifesaver.

Falake and the other people in the group have kindly requested a loan from Kiva lenders so that they can pay for the stove.

For more information about the stove, visit www.africancleanenergy.com or our Facebook page; @AfricanCleanEnergy

In this group: Falake, Mantoetsi, Mapalo, Matekane, Masefora, Masilase


This loan is special because:

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



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