We create job opportunities for youth and women in slums so they can work their way out of poverty and realize their potential.
We are a not-for-profit social enterprise founded in 2011 that creates jobs for youth and women in Kenyan slums through the distribution of life-improving products.
Though we began with a line of solar lamps, our product basket has expanded to include affordable, high quality, and eco-friendly products not otherwise readily available in slums, including, but not limited to, clean-burning cookstoves, solar products, reading glasses, and household appliances.
We have grown from two staff and seven trainees in one slum community, to a team of over 20 full-time staff, managing a national network of more than 120 sales agents in over a dozen branches covering the major towns and cities in Kenya.
LivelyHoods is registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit in the U.S., and we operate in Kenya as LivelyHoods Kenya. From 2011 to 2016, we operated under the name iSmart Kenya.
Check out our dynamic branch map to see where we are and how we’re growing.