Hi, I'm Hilda
I encourage and support other women entrepreneurs in my community, and I hope to expand my own business. With your support, I want to hire 10 employees and purchase a pickup truck to bring my products to market.
Hilda's been sponsored thanks to the generosity of our Collective members.
Hilda is a stove entrepreneur and the chairlady of a group of women entrepreneurs who encourage and support one another's businesses. She's enthusiastic about helping women in her community while also funding her eldest son's secondary school education.
Why she was selected for the program: As she’s learned how to engage with her customers and target different market segments, Hilda's business has improved. It's well positioned to thrive, but she needs access to capital in order to jump-start growth.
Her business goal: Hilda hopes to employ 10 permanent workers and increase her sales to $1,946.47 per month. She’d like to expand her business to new markets in neighboring villages, but she needs an inexpensive way to transport her stoves. She dreams of owning her own pickup truck for this purpose. “In the near future, that is my vision. I’d like to have my own pickup so I can go anywhere.”
Profession: Stove entrepreneur
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."