Org description

Somo is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and pledges that 100% of donations go to funding our entrepreneurs in informal settlements around the world.

Basic Information
City:
Olympic Stage Kibera and Korogocho Market Nairobi
Email:
contact@somoafrica.org
Phone:
+254798985151 or +254768786499
Country:
Kenya
Year Founded:
2010
Address:
Olympic Stage Kibera and Korogocho Market Nairobi
Director
Amelia Hopkins Phillips
Who we are

SOMO is the root of a Swahili word meaning lesson. We are called SOMO because we all have lessons to learn from each other. Visionary entrepreneurs exist in informal settlements around the world. Somo is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit and pledges that 100% of donations go to funding our entrepreneurs.

What we do

Training, Capital, Mentoring, Market Access

Our vision

SOMO identifies, trains, funds and mentors’ entrepreneurs looking to drive social change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities. We invest in social entrepreneurs and provide the training and tools to help them build enterprises that change their communities from within. By investing in the right people, we help break the cycle of poverty and help bring long-term stability to urban slum areas.

Our Mission

SOMO identifies, trains, funds and mentors’ entrepreneurs looking to drive social change by building enterprises in their own low-income urban communities. We invest in social entrepreneurs and provide the training and tools to help them build enterprises that change their communities from within. By investing in the right people, we help break the cycle of poverty and help bring long-term stability to urban slum areas.

PROJECTS
Title Description Location Start Date End Date Status
Photography & Video Editor Somo is looking for a Photography and Video Editor who will be responsible for capturing, editing, and producing stunning visuals (videos and images) of our people, beneficiaries and social impact activities. On-Site 2020-04-02 2020-12-31 Ongoing
Logo Designer Somo is looking for a logo designer who will be responsible for creating unique and custom brand imagery for its cohorts. On-site/Virtual 2020-04-02 2020-12-31 Ongoing
Business Advisors Somo is looking for business advisors for its startup series training classes. During training, local and visiting Somo advisors spend a day working with entrepreneurs on different areas of need or teach a class on an area where they have expertise. Individuals with 5-7 years of experience with a background in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises or startups are required to serve as business advisors. On-Site 2020-03-19 2020-11-26 Ongoing
Social Media Volunteer Somo is looking for Social Media Volunteer to assist in managing Somo social media pages. The volunteer will plan and manage Somo’s social media calendar, post on various social media pages including LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, brainstorm campaign ideas, and analyze analytics to gauge the success of campaigns. Online 2020-06-24 2020-12-31 Ongoing
Pitch Competition Judges Somo is looking for judges for an online pitch competition to be held on 28th November 2020. The pitch competition will be for entrepreneurs who have just completed a 12 week entrepreneurship training. Judges will assist in shortlisting entrepreneurs to be invested in by Somo Online on Zoom 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 Ongoing
Events
Event Name Event Description Location Start Date End Date Start time End Time Entrance Status
Somo Holiday Market Somo is having a Holiday market and we need you! Come shop for friends and family for the holiday season! TBD 2020-11-28 2020-11-28 10 AM 5 PM Free Ongoing