A loan of $3,975 helped a member to Purchase Elsa Clean Cook Stoves for resale to rural communities.

Clean Stove Group's story

Ernestina is a member of Clean Stove Group, local distributors of Elsa Clean cook stove to the rural communities in the Assin Fosu District of Ghana. Ernestina is the group leader. She is 38 years old and married with 3 children. Her children are 22, 20 and 16 years old and are all in school. She earns additional income from the sale of water and crates of eggs to individuals. Her stove uses virgin pellet (Palm Kennel Shells) which are easily available as waste materials within the communities she operates. She has high demand for her clean cook stoves since the clean cook stove improves indoor air quality and health of the users. Besides, the stove users make savings in their household expenditure on stove fuel. The benefits of the stove spread by word of mouth in advertising her clean cook stove. Enerstina needs this loan to buy more stoves to meet the increasing demand she faces. Funding her loan will also reduce deforestation within the communities as the stove users will no longer cut the wood from the forest for firewood or use charcoal for fuel. Ernestina thanks her microlenders for their generosity and help to save the forest within her business communities.

In this group: Ernestina, Esther, Frank

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