Hello, I'm Ruth!
With your support, I'll expand my business with a new distribution outlet to reach more customers. I love telling others about the health benefits of my cookstoves!
Ruth has been sponsored thanks to generous members of our Collective.
Ruth works with her husband, and she loves improving the health of her community. “I have changed the perspective of many community members towards the issue of stoves and the environment conservation. So I feel respected and happy. I am making a contribution to the betterment of my community members.”
Why she was selected for the program: Ruth is the perfect example of the entrepreneurial spirit! She uses creative marketing strategies to reach her customers and has even begun beekeeping and honey processing in order to supplement her income and further improve the health of her community. "I am using a number of platforms, like social media, WhatsApp, so that I post on WhatsApp the photos of what I'm selling. I'm also going door to door, telling people the story of the environmental benefits, the health benefits."
Her business goal: Ruth hopes to increase her sales to $2,920 per month. She also hopes to acquire enough capital to open a distribution center in another location to reach more customers. "I want to open a distribution outlet and of course put some money or some working capital to ensure more production to satisfy the distribution center."
Profession: Stove entrepreneur
Children: Five children
Educational attainment: Primary school
Bank Account: No
Hometown: Siaya, 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 per year
- 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."