A loan helped to purchase an ACE-1 hybrid energy system for cooking, lighting, and charging.


Tebello's story

Tebello is a 28-year-old man who lives with two other family members, including one child, in a separated hut that lacks access to electricity. He works as an inspector and struggles with paying for multiple fuel sources on his limited income. Tebello spends most of his energy expenses on paraffin, which can cost up to 55 LSL per month. He also spends as much as one hour per day gathering fuel and fulfilling other energy needs, such as charging his phone.

Tebello purchased the ACE-1 cookstove to help him and his family save money every month on fuel. They will also have access to solar electricity for charging their mobile devices anytime for free. The ACE-1 clean cookstove is powered by biomass and solar energy.

For more information about the ACE-1 cookstove, 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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