A loan helped a member to pay for the stove.


Bana Ba Father Group's story

Seriti is a 39-year-old woman married to a 44-year-old man. She has three children, aged between 17 and 1. She stays in a multi-roomed house with no electricity. She is a teacher in one of the schools in the area.

Seriti says she purchased the ACE1 stove to reduce the fuel costs. She buys LPG for LSL 170 and paraffin for LSL 100 every month, and this is for the summer months. She also buys wood for LSL 200, and this wood does not last a month as she uses it to cook to save on LPG.

With the stove, she will save a lot on fuel costs as she will use the LED lamp to light her home, thus saving on paraffin. She will also use a small amount of wood to cook as the stove uses 70% less wood. Moreover, she will save on mobile phone charging as the stove has a port where one can insert their phone.

Seriti and the other people in the group have kindly requested a loan from Kiva lenders in order to pay for the stove.

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In this group: Seriti, 'Mamakhooa, Teteka, Limakatso, 'Malebohang, 'Mamatebele, Ntahli, 'Mamahlapane, Ntsebeng


This loan is special because:

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



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