Kalonda Energy Group
Kalonda Energy Group’s story
Muchimba, standing in the back of the picture wearing the white coat, has been a community health worker in Kalonda at the rural health center for six years. He is 30 years old and was born and raised in Lusaka. His job is to counsel people on health issues and treat as many diseases as he can. His challenge is getting medication and paying for transportation when visiting patients.
He is married with two young children – one goes to school, the other stays at home with his wife.
He wants to buy a solar system because he is currently studying to be a doctor in the evenings. Candles give poor light and are both expensive and dangerous. He says the three bright lights and phone charging capacity of the solar system will change his life.
In this group: Desmas, Unity*, Bornface, Last, Festus, Catherine, Loveness, Beatrice, Margret, Alex, Lister, Wilson, Peter*
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About Emerging Cooking Solutions Zambia:
Emerging Cooking Solutions (ECS) is a private company that sells clean cooking stoves and sustainable fuel pellets. ECS aims to replace the use of charcoal for cooking with renewable fuel pellets that save forests, reduce CO2-emissions, improve people’s health and generate new tax revenue.
Kiva’s partnership with ECS helps them bring affordable clean stoves and sustainable energy solutions to urban families who use expensive and smoky charcoal stoves. Kiva funding will not only benefit urban communities making the switch to clean energy, but will also benefit the entrepreneurs who earn a secure, long term income by distributing the clean stoves and fuel pellets.