Sponsor Maria


Hi, I'm Maria

I want to be a role model for my son, Holiness, and to become a very famous entrepreneur.  Your support will give me the leadership training I need to be a confident and empowered business owner.  

Sponsor Maria



Help Maria become a thriving stove entrepreneur in her community. 

To sponsor Maria, give $200 per month for her two year training program. You will receive four updates on Maria, as her business grows. After two years, your monthly gift will end.

100% of your gift is tax deductible. 



About Maria:

Maria is a young entrepreneur and single mother of her three-year old son, Holiness. "I have big dreams for my son.  I want him to be a priest.  But I need to grow my business so I can pay his school fees and give him the best life." Maria hopes that the leadership training will empower her to be more confident and to lead her employees well.  

Why she was selected for the program: Maria started her business recently in 2016 and has already expanded her business enough to employ two community members.  She is an extremely hard worker and wants to lead others.  "I want to employ a lot of people from my community, from 100 and above!" She is excited to receive training to help her reach this goal.  

Her business goal: Maria hopes to learn marketing skills and better business management strategies so she can be a better boss to her current and future employees and expand to more markets.  



Profession: Stove entrepreneur

Age: 27

Children:  One

Educational attainment:  Secondary

Bank Account: No

Hometown: Ilemela, 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

Expected Results:

  • 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:

Be Connected:


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."