Hi, I'm Christine
I'm working to provide a better future for my children, and I hope to expand my business. With your help, I will open a new sales outlet and hire members of my community to help produce more cookstoves.
Help Christine become a thriving stove entrepreneur in her community.
Your generous sponsorship of $200 per month will provide her with two years of personalized business school.
Your financial commitment: $200 per month for two years.
100% of your gift is tax deductible
Christine is an entrepreneur and a widowed mother of four. Through her business, she has been able to pay for her family's daily needs as well as her children's school fees. "Given that I’m all alone, they have depended on my income, on this business, to go to school. Now the two have passed college and the other two are in high school. So I’ve been able to handle that, and even the daily needs through this business.”
Why she was selected for the program: Christine works twelve-hour days in order to produce and sell 600 high-quality stoves every month. She’s a capable businesswoman with skills in product technology and marketing. “I’m now making quality products which is helping me maintain the market.”
Her business goal: Christine hopes to increase her sales to $5,840 per month. “I’m expanding my business. I want to start a new outlet in a different market center.” To supply her new outlet, she hopes to hire others to assist in production. “I plan on employing one or two more people to increase my capacity to be able to produce. But that is dependent on me accessing capital.”
Profession: Stove entrepreneur
Children: Four children
Educational attainment: Primary school
Bank Account: Yes
Hometown: Kisumu, Kenya
Implementing Local Partner: Energy4Impact
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How your sponsorship can help:
Mentors travel to her site to provide hands-on support and personalized coaching.
she will learn:
- How to improve quality and manufacturing
- How to talk to customers and sell stoves in local markets
- Financial management: how to save, open a bank account and price her products
- Increase production by selling an additional 200 cookstoves to her community
- Her own bank account and access to capital if she would like to get a loan
- She will hire one additional person to help her meet demand
- Gain confidence and drastically increase her income
Where your funds go each month:
At the end of her training, we will send you a specific report how your generosity has transformed her life.
How her life has changed
How her business has grown
How the community has benefitted
Be empowering. Create dignity. See your impact.
"Aid helps today. But a job transforms tomorrow."