Triggerise Kenya was officially incorporated in 2016. PRO and Tiko are active in two different districts around Nairobi: Githurai and Kangemi. Using a cluster approach, we recruited stockists, retailers, and PRO agents in each district through community groups. We conducted outreach and training activities in these communities to introduce the PRO and Tiko brands. We formalized the PRO network agreements with stockists and retailers to serve as cash-in-cash-out points for PRO agents. At the end of 2016, there were 265 active Pros in Kenya.
This constitutes a base for our development in 2017, which will see the introduction of Tiko Companions and the implementation of new partnerships with Philips Health and CIFF (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation).
Here is the eco-system overview on 31 December 2016:
Currently, Triggerise Kenya is expanding the Pro and Tiko ecosystem to measurably improve the health of men and women in Kenya by promoting healthy behaviors, delivering quality affordable products and services, and fostering an entrepreneurial approach to generate income for various members of the community. Our operations are focused in and around Nairobi in the communities of Githurai and Kangemi, where we are actively recruiting Pro agents and retailers to create the foundations for the ecosystem.
Highlight 1 – Pro Kenya:
In Nairobi, Triggerise launched PRO in 2016, with a general, inclusive and low-barrier-to-entry approach. By the end of the year, PRO Kenya grew to 147 Agents, with 67% of Agents recruited becoming active. In under 3 months, PRO Agents had returned to stock on average 4 times for an average value of 2,950 KSH.In an effort to build relationships with existing actors in the community, the product basket remains reliant on what is readily available at local wholesalers – FMCG hygiene and personal care products. The expectation is that strong relationships with local actors will provide opportunities to introduce higher impact products and services.
Highlight 2: Community-Based Blood Pressure Measurment
In partnership with PS Kenya, we developed two apps to allow community health volunteers (CHVs) to record blood pressure results and refer hypertensive screenings to providers. The provider was equipped with a second app to perform client intake and validate the referral. CHVs screened over 20,000 individuals and referred hypertensive and pre-hypertensive to local clinics for checkups.
Here are some results from that initiative: