What if you knew that every day somewhere you could help a woman who had a simple dream?
Our distribution enterprises provide essential consumer goods, food, and pro-poor innovations – like solar lamps or water filters – to women whom we recruit from low-income communities. The women sell these products into their communities and increase their incomes in return. We supply the products at convenient meeting points and we provide the training and coaching that the women need to be knowledgeable and confident salespeople.
There are many other benefits from participating in our enterprises. We have found that the training we provide (including topics such as inventory management, managing credit, and basic literacy) equips the women with the skill set for other business activities that they pursue. They often add other products or services to their product basket. Moreover, their participation in the enterprise creates a support network, an extended community, and a new identity including increased self-esteem. Retention is extremely high and it is not uncommon to double household income.