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

Looking toward 2015

2014 has been an intense year developing the structures to allow community currency programs to one day become accessible across Africa. We're looking forward to 2015!

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.

Der Gatina Pesa ist gestartet

Mit einer freudigen und laut tönenden Prozession, mit Sprechchören 1 Stunde lang von Congo bis zur Gatina Primary School wurde die ganze Community in Kawangware mobilisiert und die neue Regionalwährung „Gatina Pesa“ angekündigt.

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.