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one of our sales representatives across the United States.
Kristen Faizo, National Sales Manager
"We try to make our business fit their [the Maasai] lifestyle rather than try to change their lifestyle to fit our business."
The Leakey Collection
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The Leakey Collection, a wholesaler, distributor and manufacturer of fashion and home accessories, grew from a will to protect the environment and a need to
provide economic opportunity to the Maasai community.
After a devastating drought in 2001 wiped out most of the Maasai's cattle, many of the Maasai men were forced to leave behind the women and children to take remaining livestock elsewhere in search of better grazing.
The women and children were left in dire need of food, medical supplies, clothing and education.
The Leakey's created The Leakey Collection to offer the Maasai women an opportunity to earn income through their traditional jewelry making
skills, while not interrupting their culture and traditional way of life.
The jewelry is designed by the Leakeys, then handcrafted by the Maasai women from natural sustainable resources.
The right solution for a global business
ACCTivate! is currently used worldwide within The Leakey Collection, including in Kenya.
In the United States, the orders are entered in ACCTivate!, then Kenya prints the orders using ACCTivate! and fulfills the orders and ships the finished product to the United States.
Faizo said they knew they had chosen the right solution for their business.
"ACCTivate! enables us to have a virtual office for every one of our sales representatives across the United States," Faizo said.
Faizo praised the system for its time saving benefits, integration to Crystal Reports® and its vital customer relationship management features.
As a lifestyle company, they store client information in ACCTivate! and can instantly find that information again whenever a product of interest to a
specific customer hits the market.
"ACCTivate! allows us to be more organized and provide better customer service," Faizo said.
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