October || Rockefeller Funds LivelyHoods

The Good. We are proud to announce that the Rockefeller Foundation has awarded LivelyHoods with the largest financial grant we have ever received. Through this partnership, we will expand operations into Mombasa and will invite 585 youth from Kenyan slums to join our employability program. This month, sales records have been broken by new recruits. We have also identified a senior sales agent to become the manager of our second store. And we’ve improved the retention of our sales representatives.

The Challenges. Our sales are lower than we expected. As a result of large fees placed upon us for our marketing activities, we have had to continue putting them on hold. For this reason, we did not recruit aggressively this month and did not meet our recruitment target.