Hi, I'm Rahema
I saved for years to start my own cookstove business so I can send all my granddaughters to high school. With your support, I will learn how to market my stoves so they are the most popular on the market.
Help Rahema become a thriving stove entrepreneur in her community.
100% of your gift is tax deductible
Rahema bought her first stove-making materials with her own savings in 2007. Now, she has grown a thriving profitable business that has allowed her to support her grandchildren through primary and secondary school. She has tried to take out loans to grow her business, but what she really desires are the skills and training to make better business decisions.
Why she was selected for the program: Rahema is a seasoned entrepreneur who excelled in Energy4Impact's CARE program in 2014. She has inspired other women in the community to become entrepreneurs as well. "I learned so much during CARE. I increased my sales and benefited a lot and now my friends and family are benefiting too."
Her business goal: Within the next few months, Rahema hopes to access marketing and financing knowledge to help expand her business. "Financing is very important here. I want to help the markets expand here because that will help everybody in my community and will help me become self-reliant."
Profession: Stove entrepreneur
Children: Five, Grandchildren: Three
Educational attainment: Primary school
Bank Account: No
Hometown: Kakamega, 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."