Tania Laden

Livelyhoods

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Name: Tania Laden
Organization: LivelyHoods
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Title: Co-founder and Executive Director
Bio:
I have seen first hand the power that a dignified, stable livelihood has on a young person and I believe in the power of young people to change the world. If we don't give youth the opportunity to work their way our of poverty and contribute to the social and economic development of their communities, their energy and intelligence will often go to waste, or worse. When I moved to Kenya in 2011, I met young people who should have been at Harvard or working at Google, but were on the streets instead. I work for them. Over the past four years, we have been able to grow iSmart from one location to the four branches we have today in slums across Nairobi. We have been able to distribute over 10,000 products and train more than 1,000 youth and women in sales and entrepreneurship.

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LivelyHoods is a social enterprise that trains and hires disadvantaged women and youth to sell environmentally and socially conscious products in Kenya’s slums. The project benefits are threefold as we create economic opportunities, mitigate climate change, and improve customers’ lives.

LivelyHoods is a social enterprise that hires disadvantaged women and youth to sell environmentally and socially conscious products in Kenya’s slums. The benefits of this project are threefold as we create economic opportunities, mitigate climate change, and improve customers’ lives.

LivelyHoods is a social enterprise that hires disadvantaged women and youth to sell environmentally and socially conscious products in Kenya’s slums. The benefits of this project are threefold as we create economic opportunities, mitigate climate change, and improve customers’ lives.

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