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Total loan: $250
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Baraka Women Group

Kenya
Nairobi, Kenya / Home Energy

A loan of $250 helped a member to pay for a high energy efficient cook stove.


Baraka Women Group's story

This is a group of women who majorly have small businesses e.g selling food by the road side, selling electricals and plastic wares within Huruma, a Slum in Nairobi. The group leader- 39yr old Mary Wanjeri- is a mother of 2 chilren aged 17yrs and 18yrs. All the group members use charcoal for cooking. With traditional cook stoves, there is a lot of Indoor Air Pollution (IAP)which leads to respiratory diseases and also there is a lot of charcoal consumption by the traditional stoves.

This is a group of primary school teachers in a school in Nairobi within Kariobangi slum. They are in their late 20's and they all use charcoal for cooking. With traditional cook stoves, there is a lot of Indoor Air Pollution (IAP)which leads to respiratory diseases and also there is a lot of charcoal consumption by the traditional stoves.

Currently on average each member spends USD1.3 on charcoal everyday. The loan will enable them purchase high efficient cook stoves- JIKOKOA that will save them up to 50% of their daily consumption on charcoal. These cook stoves also reduce smoke and carbon emissions from the charcoal thus creating a better and cleaner environment for their families.

The families will be able to save USD 0.65 daily from the reduced consumption on charcoal. This translates to USD234 every year for at least 5 years (lifetime of the cook stove). This money will be saved and used for other needs like paying for their children's school fees, paying rent and making their lives better.

In this group: Ruth , Jane Njeri, Andah Wambui, Beatrice , Florence Wanja, Mary Wanjeri
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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: June 3, 2014

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Loan details

Loan length:

5 months
Disbursed date: June 3, 2014