CREATING JOBS FOR TALENTED YOUTH AND WOMEN IN URBAN SLUMS
In Kenyan slums, up to 70% of youth are jobless, with women facing
additional barriers in earning
Millions of families in Kenya burn biomass for cooking which emits toxic fumes that kill more children than malaria.
By offering training and job opportunities we provide unemployed youth and women with an opportunity to work their way out of poverty. At the same time, this door-to door distribution network of youth and women from slum communities brings clean-energy products that improve the health and quality of life in these same communities. LivelyHoods products also prevent harmful emissions, reducing deforestation and climate change.
$60 increases the income of an unemployed young person or woman by $300
According to an ‘Impact Matters’ guided impact report
through training, job creation,
and product distribution
cars taken off the road
in equivalent carbon dioxide
in customer savings
by using clean-energy
LivelyHoods was created by Tania Laden and Maria Springer, two young women from California, in search of a sustainable solution to the problems of unemployment and access to clean energy in Nairobi's slums.
Through their initial research in the heart of Kawangware slum, with a small group of youth from the community, Tania and Maria realised that, though there were significant resources and innovation focused on creating products that would improve the lives of the world’s poor, there was a huge bottleneck in getting these products into the hands of the people who need them.
LivelyHoods was launched in 2011 as a U.S based non-profit organization and a Kenyan social enterprise, to fund an environmental and livelihoods program, which trains and employs door-to-door sales agents distributing life-changing products in slum communities.
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Mailing address: P.O Box 29622-00100
Address: Precious Plaza, Naivasha Road, Kawangware, Nairobi, Kenya.