COOK STOVE CHALLENGE; KENYA
PROVEN INTERVENTION TO BE DISTRIBUTED
Efficient cook stoves.
Learn more about the Cook Stove Challenge and how clean cook stoves reduce health and safety risks, lower fuel expenses, and help reduce poverty.
DISTRIBUTION MODEL INNOVATION
LivelyHoods operates a distribution network for clean-burning cook stoves. Their branded retail network consists of customer service centers and uniformed sales representatives, reaching the most hard-to-reach households in urban slum and peri-urban communities.
The mission is to create livelihoods opportunities for youth in urban slums so they can work their way out of poverty and actualize their potential. LivelyHoods employs youth from slums to sell life-changing products in their communities. The model includes a strong retail brand, increasing professional sales talent of youth form slums, and financing inventory through a third party partner, Kiva.
The curated product line is sold through a retail network which consists of customer service centers and uniformed sales representatives. While the best selling products are clean-burning cook stoves, they also offer a wide range of other high-impact products, ranging from water filters to solar lamps to reusable sanitary pads.
PILOT AND SCALING GOALS
- Sell 5,156 clean burning cook stoves in 2014
- Train 500 youth and create 100 jobs in 2014
- Sell 89,959 cook stoves in 2015 and 2016
- Train 6,250 youth and create 1250 jobs, impacting the lives of 449,795 people in 2015 and 2016
Tania Laden - Co-Founder, Executive Director