Grassroots News

Lindi and Ng'ombeni Pesa Launched

Lindi-Pesa march during launch event

The 4th and 5th Kenyan Community Currencies were launched last week within a span of 7 days.

African Community Currencies Update

community currency, Bangla-Pesa, Kangemi-pesa, Lindi-Pesa, Ngombeni-pesa, Gatina-Pesa, FlowAfrica, K'Mali, Brand

July saw the second Community Currency Launch in South Africa K'Mali and the beginning of loan programs in Kenya.

5 Kenyan Community Currencies Meet

A total of 5 Business Networks united by Community Currency (CC) usage were represented at a single meeting in Mombasa.

Municipal Bonds and Community Currency

Will Ruddick presenting Community Currencies at the Conference REsolutions Africa / Marrakesh 2014

What if local governments could fund budgets through the support of the informal sector?

Kibera's Lindi-Pesa gaining momentum

The 3rd community currency of Nairobi Lindi-Pesa already has over 120 small businesses pre-registered and waiting for the upcomming launch!

Update from Kangemi-Pesa Nairobi

School accepting Kangemi-Pesa Community Currency in Nairobi's Kawangware Informal Settlement

The typical member of the network is a small business selling products or services answering the daily needs of the community (Food, Education, charcoal, groceries…). He/she is using between 50 to 100 Kangemi-Pesa (0.5-1$) a day with 2 to 5 other members.

Berg Rand Launches in South Africa

The BergRand or BRAND - which means 'Fire' Money in Afrikaans, had an amazing launch today!

Francis the Millionaire

The story of Francis Munua, our first 'Millionaire' using Gatina-Pesa in Nairobi's Kawangware slum.

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