A loan helped to purchase the ACE-1 hybrid energy system for cooking, lighting and charging in a way that is safer, cleaner and saves money.


Manthatisi's story

Manthatisi is a 56 year old woman who lives in a multi bedroom house, without access to electricity, with 7 other family members including 5 children. Manthatisi relies on renting out her rooms to tenants and struggles with buying multiple fuel. She spends the most amount of her energy expenses on paraffin and gas, which costs up to LSL347 per month. She also spends as much as 1 hour per day, gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs like phone charging.

Manthatisi bought the ACE 1 cookstove to help her and her family save the money spent every month on fuel and also help them access solar electricity for charging their mobile devices any time for free. The ACE 1 clean cook-stove is biomass and solar-powered. For more information on the ACE1 cook stove please visit www.africancleanenergy.com and Facebook @African Clean Energy


This loan is special because:

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



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