Help Somo bring marketing materials to life with a compelling visual or a custom illustration that conveys the defining characteristics of their organization.
00100 Helsinki, Kenya
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Posted August 3rd

Project Details

What We Need
  • A high-resolution digital version of an illustration that can be used across multiple channels (web, print, and/or merchandising)
Additional Details

We need illustrations for our video content on entrepreneurship.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have presentation slides for the entrepreneurship content, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have an entrepreneurship curriculum, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $4,212 , allowing us to reach more entrepreneurs in low income areas

It will help entrepreneurs in low in come areas have an easier time grasping content

Project Plan

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager sends Professional existing branding or marketing materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background information on the Organization, mission, and core values
Milestone 1: Brainstorm
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager meet to discuss goals, target audience, and how the illustration will be utilized
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional align expectations for the initial drawings and agree upon a timeline
Milestone 2: Preliminary Sketching
  • Professional drafts and presents three concepts for the Organization’s illustration
  • Volunteer Manager chooses a favorite concept and provides up to two rounds of feedback, which the Professional uses to refine the Illustration
Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
  • Professional delivers a final version of the Illustration in digital form
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About The Org

Posted by
Amelia P.

Executive Director

Our Mission

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 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.

What We Do

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Our Entrepreneurship Bootcamp teaches business skills, storytelling, and financial literacy. The training is tailored to the needs of each entrepreneur and driven by the market research they conduct with our assistance. Training starts with problem solving and ideation, and is supported by market research and business planning. This is followed by financial modeling, digital literacy and capitalizing a business training.

Grow your Markets
Entrepreneurs are able to sell their products through SOMO. We have both a physical store and online retail presence. Featuring the wares of our talented entrepreneurs, the shop gives them access to a larger customer base and an opportunity to expand their businesses.

Business Coaching
As part of our Acceleration program entrepreneurs receive 1:1 coaching from both the SOMO team and our volunteer advisors. SOMO's advisors provide mentorship and help grow Somo businesses. Entrepreneurs have access to monthly startup series events where Somo advisors teach lessons on areas of expertise. Somo advisors provide 1:1 support to businesses either through office hours or by working directly with one enterprise.

As part of our Acceleration program, SOMO provides non- repayable financing to entrepreneurs for initial capital expenditures to get their ventures started. Later stage funding is provided as debt capital. Continued funding is contingent on success metrics developed by the entrepreneurs and SOMO team