LivelyHoods Founders Push Jobs, Not Aid, to Youth in Urban Slums
“I wrote to then President Bill Clinton about crime in my neighborhood,” said Springer. “He wrote back that California’s ‘three strikes law’ had been passed. I wasn’t impressed. I thought he was going to incarcerate my neighbors instead of solving the problem.” Read Article
Kenya's unemployed youth find fresh hope in the form of LivelyHoods
A social enterprise project that trains young people to sell goods of benefit to local communities in the slums of Nairobi is thriving. Read article.
Why 'entrepreneurial' aid is on the rise in East Africa
Kenya is seeing a rise of “entrepreneurial” aid, or assistance in which agencies help those on the ground to help themselves through training and employment programs to battle high rates of youth unemployment, among other challenges. Read Article.
From Street Boy to Sales Trainer: What a Job Can Do in Kenya
Chronic unemployment in Kenya leaves 68 percent of youth without a stable income. In the slums, young men and women struggle to find a source of income. Read Article.
Success: The Transforming Power of Belief in Yourself
LivelyHoods changing lives with BURN’s lifesaving cookstoves
"Since partnering with BURN in 2013, LivelyHoods has in the last three years alone sold over 9,600 jikokoa cookstoves earning their ‘door to door’ sales agents more than $57,600 in wages". Read article.
Triple-Social-Mission by LivelyHoods
Jobs + Product Access + Clean Air in Kenya’s Slums. Read Article.
MEET WOMEN IN ENERGY WHO INSPIRE US
The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, hosted by the UN Foundation, is celebrating women who are driving the household energy sector in Africa. Read Article.
This Social Venture Helps Marginalized People Get A Leg Up
Walking through the dusty Nairobi slum called Kawangware, the general bustle of the place overwhelms the visitor. Grace Njeri lives in the neighborhood and she’s got work to do. She recently signed on as a sales rep for the social enterprise Livelyhoods and this is her third day on the job. Read Article.
LivelyHoods pitch video at GSBI
LivelyHoods pitch video at 2016 GSBI Accelerator Investor Showcase. See the video.
Ding Dong, Women Calling
Leveraging the infrastructure of businesses with names like Solar Sister, Bana, LivelyHoods and Living Goods, these modern “Avon Ladies” increase their social status, financial security, educational opportunities for their children and even the safety of their community through the products that they sell. Read Article.
14 Noteworthy Social Ventures Looking To Scale
This is an impressive crop from almost every corner of the globe working around the developing world. From selling water in Mexico to selling weather reports in Ghana, the enterprises came not with business plans but with history and data to support their impact. Read article.
How our partner LivelyHoods is changing lives in Kenya
This is the story of Ann Nyongesa, a sales agent with LivelyHoods, a non-profit operating in Kenya that supports women and youth by training them to be salespeople and entrepreneurs. Read article.
LivelyHoods is selling our jiko’s and solar products in and around Nairobi.
Livelyhood branches where our products are available are: Kawangware, Pipeline, Mathare, Makadara, Kongowea, Limuru, Kitengela, Changamwe, Thika, South-C, Kikuyu (please contact us directly if you would like to know where exactly).Read article.
The Sisterhood Rising: Women doing it for themselves, and for their communities
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018, a group of outstanding organisations working to empower women within the energy access sector are collaborating on a series of articles. Read article.
Alex Beru: ‘I want street kids to get the same opportunity I had’
The DOEN Foundation supports pioneers who use an entrepreneurial approach to come up with solutions for a better world. Read the story of Alex Beru and Geoffrey Nyambariga. Creating livelyhoods is about more than just providing access to a stable income. Read the article.