Hi, I'm Herma
I have big dreams for my community! I love to encourage other female entrepreneurs, and I hope to open a community training center for others to learn how to make stoves like I do. With your support, I want to expand my business and open my own shop.
Help Herma 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
Herma is a stove entrepreneur and the secretary for a local group of women entrepreneurs who encourage and support one another's businesses. Not only does she want to grow her own business, but she also hopes to open a community training center for those who are interested in producing stoves themselves.
Why she was selected for the program: Herma's business is vibrant and growing! She has excellent marketing skills and consistently produces quality stoves for her community. In order to keep thriving, she needs access to capital that she hopes to invest in employees for her business.
Her business goal: Herma hopes to increase her sales to $1,945 per month and hire ten members of her community to assist in stove production. She also dreams of opening her own shop. "Since I have skills through cookstoves, I'd like to open a place where I can sell my goods on my own."
Profession: Stove entrepreneur
Children: Two children
Educational attainment: Secondary school
Bank Account: No
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."