A loan of $3,550 helped a member to purchase improved cookstoves for retail sale.

Bright Mothers Group's story

Bright Mothers is a group of women who live in Murang'a Country, located in central Kenya. The group was formed in February 2012 with an aim of pooling members' funds to enable them to start up small businesses. They opened a stall to sell charcoal and have been successfully running this small business since April 2012. Individual members share the profits from this business.

The group now wants to purchase energy-efficient cookstoves to sell concurrently with the charcoal. This additional product offering will add to their income as well as ensure many other women in Murang'a County have access to clean cook stoves that reduce smoke and carbon monoxide and save on charcoal and firewood.

The group has taken a loan to stock their stall with cookstoves, and the group will repay this loan in 12 months.

In this group: Teresia*, Faith, Ann, Judith Wangeci, Phylis Kabura, Jane, Margaret, Faith, Esther Njeri, Agnes
*not pictured

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