- How did you guys get started? Tell us a little about Olivela’s mission and the #TheOlivelaEffect?
Olivela was founded in June 2017 by social entrepreneur Stacey Boyd. It’s an innovative philanthropic shopping site with a mission to provide transformational funding to improve the lives of children around the world, allowing consumers to support by purchasing what they love. With each item sold, a portion of the proceeds go directly to a select group of charitable partners, including CARE Jordan, GOOD+ Foundation, Malala Fund, VH1 Save the Music Foundation, and Too Young To Wed.
Boyd was inspired to launch Olivela while at the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya with Malala Yousafzai. She ideated the concept as it had the ability to scale quickly and provide transformational funding for children year around. To date, Olivela shoppers have provided over 12,000 days of school to at-risk children around the globe.
A personalized customer dashboard called “The Olivela Effect” will track the impact their total purchases have in supporting charitable organizations. Purchases from the site will arrive in Olivela-branded packaging.