Grassroots News

Bangla-Pesa Survey Results Feb-2014

Read about how Bangla-Pesa is effecting an informal settlement in Kenya through our recent survey results.

Marciana's struggle, porridge and Bangla-Pesa

“I used to be without food because we wouldn't have enough Kenyan Shillings, now I can eat even when I don’t have the Kenyan Shillings because I still have the Bangla-Pesa to use.”

Menstrual Cycles: Barriers to Education

Panty recipients in Mombasa Kenya

All over Kenya girls are missing school today (for many the first day back after the holidays) because of their menstrual cycles.

Sustainable Programs and Complementary Currencies

Now in 2014, at this advanced stage in global capitalism it is evident that alternative economic development programs must go hand in hand with environmental and community development programs.

Margrit Kennedy - Thank you

One of our largest supporters and inspirations has passed on. Our whole team and the community of Bangladesh, Kenya wish to offer condolences to the friends and family of Dr. Margrit Kennedy.

Church Offerings (Sadaka) in Bangla-Pesa

Bangla-Pesa (Complementary Currency as tithing)

Faith based organizations (FBOs) are beginning to step up their usage of Bangla-Pesa to increase community services.

Bangla-Pesa reloaded

We've been waiting since May 29th 2013 for this and it is finally here! Bangla-Pesa is back moving through the community. We've re-registered from scratch 100 small business members so far (hoping to reach 200+ by years end), since the official relaunch. The newly designed Bangla-Pesa just arrived in the mail today (to replace those that the police took and refused to return) - featuring a shiny hologram.

MotoMoto and the Dream Catchers

Koru-Kenya’s MotoMoto program has been paired with Wema Centre for the past few months, joining our Poi and Life Skills program with their E-Learning bus to create a unique opportunity for children who spend much of their time on the streets.