A word from our managing director


A Word From Our Managing Director

My inspiration

The economic opportunities Live Well provides in marginalised, poor communities are really important. This inspires me every day. I also love the fact that Live Well is so innovative, not only in that we aim to recover 100% of our costs but that we invest time in engaging communities and training Community Health Entrepreneurs effectively. Finally, being a woman and a mother drives my enthusiasm for Live Well; affordable access to healthcare and health products is so vital to families in our communities.

Why Live Well is so unique

The range of health products we bring to people’s doorsteps meets so many health needs; nutritional supplements, contraceptives, toothpaste and even energy-saving solar lamps, for example –  this product offering is unique. Live Well is also unique because community members know and trust our people and products; something that has taken time but it is so important in ensuring last mile distribution.

A change in community healthcare

One of the achievements we are most proud of is that we’ve been able to work in Mantapala; a refugee camp of over 16,000 people from DRC. Live Well has trained 30 Community Health Entrepreneurs, both Zambian and Congolese, to work in the camp and they are doing great work. For example, nutritional supplements such as fortified porridge, have made a huge difference, especially for pregnant women and children.

What to expect next

Our vision is ultimately to scale up across Zambia but its really important to get our social enterprise model right and become more self-sustaining first, so we have some consolidating work to do. I’m also excited about how we can use digital technology to make training more accessible for our Community Health Entrepreneurs and to improve stock management at all stages of our supply chain.