2018 Year End Reflections
2018 Company Highlights:
Hiring Yosi (COO) Habtam (Yosi’s Assistant)
Promoting Demis to Henok’s personal assistant
Hiring 6 new ladies this year!
Contracting 5 teenage girls to make earrings, keychains, ornaments, luggage tags
Promoting Medi to the supervisor, which solved the problem of employees coming late, increased production speed by 50%, and improved quality significantly
Precision & quality control (Less than 5% rejects on each order in 2018!)
Putting in the accountability plan for on time and production
Had a very successful first Carry 117 Mission Trip
Adding Adam, Nicole, Jes, Sean, Janelle, Tyler, Joe, Ali, Audrey, Jennifer, Mayson to the USA volunteer staff
Stepped up our graphics game & social media game a ton.
Launched Carry 117 House Parties!!!
Increased revenue by 49% for the year...
Fall product line was incredible(and the images captured it!)
Personalized bags that are named after someone by attaching the quote tag on each bag
Completed our first Carry 117 video documentary
Began using paid Facebook and Insta ads
Joined the FOR KORAH campaign and began working with Hope for Korah, and Out of the Ashes
2018 Company Lowlights:
Losing Miskir & Mesi (to marriage)
Figuring out how to work with the high school girls who come and go so fast
The Kuriftu Store has been super disappointing. They are years behind the projected finish date of the resort, so we get no traffic.
Everything that has to do with export/import/shipping - it’s not smooth and it’s so expensive and I don’t think it has to be this way we just don't have time to fix it
Ayni getting sick with her brain tumor
The landlord keeps raising our rent
Thanks to everyone for making it a successful year!
2019 - BRING IT!