Angelina Majama has a ready smile for everyone she meets. Tall and slender, her firm, capable hands attest to her work as a farmer and dairywoman. She makes a living selling milk from her three cows, raising and selling chickens, farming her land, and now, since 2018, as a Solar Sister Entrepreneur in her northeastern Tanzanian community.
Running her own business and increasing her income as an entrepreneur was an essential step for Angelina.
“ I have more independence and make decisions for myself. When you have money, you have a voice; you get respected by everyone.”
Angelina is involved in her Village Savings and Loan group and is well known in the community. The training she receives from Solar Sister shores up other skills; networking, marketing, and record-keeping. Angelina became more confident in connecting with customers and building additional trust in the community. She said it also helped her expand her chicken business.
Valuable skills for Angelina, already a businesswoman, grew from one stage to another in her businesses through the Solar Sister training. Angelina has plans to renovate her house and buy a bike for her son to ride to school. Her dream is to own her own store.
Angelina delights in seeing her village becoming brighter through the solar lamps she has provided. Angelina encourages other women to embrace the same opportunity, become securer, and discover their own voice.