Hi, I'm Violet
I love assisting aspiring entrepreneurs in my community, and I'm excited about growing my own business. With your support, I want to open a new sales outlet in a neighboring village and increase my income.
Help Violet become a thriving stove entrepreneur in her community.
To sponsor Violet, give $200 per month for her two year training program. You will receive four updates on Violet, as her business grows. After two years, your monthly gift will end.
100% of your gift is tax deductible
Violet is an entrepreneur and a widowed mother of two. She began her business in 2010 to meet her daily needs, and she's thankful for the independence she's gained. "Since I’m a widow, I don’t have anybody to support me. But I’ve gotten some capital to build myself. I can stand on my own. I can do my things the way I like."
Why she was selected for the program: With a mind towards strengthening her community, Violet has organized a team of ten mothers and entrepreneurs as an informal savings and lending group. She's eager to learn more financial and marketing skills, and her business is in a great position to grow as soon as she gains access to capital.
Her business goal: Violet hopes to increase her sales to $1,945 each month. She also wants to hire eight new employees to assist in stove production. After seeing Violet's success, her sister is interested in joining the business, and Violet hopes to open a sales outlet in her sister's village in the near future.
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."