Hi, I'm Sarah
I sell energy-efficient stoves because I want to help my neighbors be safer and healthier. Your support will help not just me but my whole community.
Help Sarah become a thriving stove entrepreneur in her community.
100% of your gift is tax deductible
Every $200 provides her with one month of job training.
Sarah began selling clean cookstoves when she became fed up with the poor quality of the stoves that she was selling. She wanted to give her costumers a better, safer product. Sarah says that since then, "My income has increased and I am more stable. I have tried to work hard and now I am making more than 100 stoves per week." Sarah has used the extra income to send her three children to school and buy a new plot of land.
Why she was selected for the program: Sarah is a young, thriving entrepreneur, but she struggles with her confidence. The trainings have become integral to her future growth, "Before getting training, I felt shy and sometimes it was to the point that I was thinking about changing my business. Now it’s much much better. I am feeling so optimistic." Sarah is a capable and determined entrepreneur and your support will help her flourish.
Her business goal: In the next year, she hopes to hire two employees and continue to see her income grow so she can build a new house. "But most importantly, I want to feel that my husband and my children are proud of me."
Profession: Stove entrepreneur
Educational attainment: Secondary 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 per year 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."