Habari ya Koru - Blog

Grassroots Economics

The Koru team has managed to upgrade from a Community Based Organization to a Non-Profit Foundation to increase our capacity and scope. While Koru will still be working on assisting in health programs and vulnerable children along the coast of Kenya, Grassroots Economics will take over management of Community Currency programs. Find out more by visiting http://grassrootseconomics.org.

Gatina & Bangla Pesa Nov Updates

After more than a year of trading Bangla-Pesa is running strong and Gatina-Pesa in Nairobi is quickly catching up!

Gatina-Pesa Starting Circulation

Nairobi's first community currency Gatina-Pesa, following Bangla-Pesa's success has started circulation with vigor. Due to its dense population and size the area of Kawangware is really showing potential as an alternative trading hub.

Gatina-Pesa Launched

With an amazing march through the slum, starting from Congo and ending at Gatina Primary School the entire community has been mobilized around their own Community Currency Gatina-Pesa.

Gatina-Pesa Launch Prep

The Gatina Business Organization is busy preparing for the community currency's official launch on October 11th. Gatina-Pesa membership has surpassed an initial 100 people.

Hon. Paul Simba Arati MP Dagoretti - North

Simba Arati

Nairobi's Dagoretti North MP. Hon. Paul Simba Arati will be attending the launch of Gatina Pesa in October, which were cautiously optimistic about.

Gatina-Pesa and South Africa

Gatina-Pesa in Nairobi (a sister currency to Bangla-Pesa) is set to launch in early October! and an amazing team in South Africa wants to create two currencies similar to Bangla-Pesa.

University of Nairobi Research Visit

When I visited Bangladesh for a research visit from the University of Nairobi, I also sought to understand how the Bangla Pesa works as I intend to be part of the Nairobi Bangla Pesa’s in Kangemi and Kawangware.