Grassroots Economics News

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.

Bangla-Pesa ReLaunch

Bangla-Pesa was officially relaunched today in partnership with the Kenyan Government. There was a unanimous request from government representatives to replicate these programs to other areas in the County.

No Nonsense Bangla-Pesa Crew Getting Ready

The Bangla-Pesa crew is getting ready for our November 23rd re-launch. We have confirmed guests from parliament, the governors office, police, district and other local authorities as well as the Women's Rep. for the County.

Bangla-Pesa Anticipating November

On May 29th 2013 we were arrested and charged with forgery. On August 23rd 2013 the case against Bangla-Pesa was dropped. Now to relaunch!

Abandon des poursuites contre le Bangla-Pesa

Bangla-Pesa All Charges Dropped

L'affaire est classée! Aujourd'hui le Procureur Général de la République du Kenya a annoncé l'abandon de toutes les accusations contre le Bangla-Pesa! C'est une énorme victoire pour le bidon-ville Bangladesh et pour les programmes d'éradication de la pauvreté au Kenya.

Bangla-Pesa Charges Dropped

Bangla-Pesa All Charges Dropped

THE CASE IS OVER! Today the Director of Public Prosecutions announced that all charges against Bangla-Pesa are hereby dropped! This is a huge success for the Bangladesh and for other community groups in Kenya.