Hi, I'm Agnes
My husband and I sell energy-efficient stoves in order to provide a better future for our seven children. With your support, I'll be able to access a loan and start my own bank account.
Help Agnes become a thriving stove entrepreneur in her community.
100% of your gift is tax deductible
Agnes began selling energy-efficient stoves in 2003. Since then, her business has changed her life. She's earned enough to pay for basic needs, and she met her husband, Amos! "We met in this business. I was digging the clay, and he was making the metal clads." Now, Agnes and Amos work together to grow their business and provide for their family.
Why she was selected for the program: Agnes is a capable entrepreneur, determined to build a better life for her family. "I like making cookstoves because the income helps me with household needs and paying school fees for my children."
Her business goal: Within the next six months, Agnes hopes to access a loan to help grow her business. "I want to get capital ... to scale up my business and also get some equipment to help me in production and processing." She also hopes to get a bank account. "If someone helped me ... I would be proud to have a bank account, to put the savings in there and deal with problems when they arise."
Profession: Stove entrepreneur
Educational attainment: Primary school
Bank Account: No
Hometown: Mwanza, Tanzania
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 every 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."