The good: As elections approach in Kenya, we front-loaded our expansion plans and opened five new branches this year so far. The most recent branch was opened in Kitui, where we’ve already started training and creating jobs. Our expansion plans will continue after the general elections. The Kitui branch has really boosted our sales and training figures this month. We’re so proud of our staff across Kenya who are creating jobs and distributing life changing products.
The challenge: As we prepare for the slow-down in sales coming up to election time, we have already seen some areas become slightly more difficult to sell in, as campaigns block the roads and candidates make efforts to win over the highly-populated slum areas of the country. Every single agent and member of staff is remaining vigilant and not taking any undue risk, and we are closely monitoring the situation, with a scheduled one-week closure coming up in August.