Grassroots Economics News

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.

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.

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.

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