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October 15, 2015

Gatina-Pesa is the first group of 3 Community Currencies in Nairobi to Celebrate their 1st Anniversary on October 10th. With now over 120 small businesses that trade with each other on a daily basis, these members have begun a merry-go-round saving scheme that allows m...

December 19, 2014

2014 has been an intense year developing the structures to allow community currency programs to one day become accessible across Africa. Besides our currency programs we have also worked with hundreds of street living youth in Kenya, to help them reintegrate with socie...

October 24, 2014

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 Nairobi's Kawangware is really showing potential as an alternative trading hub.

Each day more and more s...

September 25, 2014

The Gatina Business Organization is busy preparing for the community currency's official launch on October 11th. Children from the community are preparing songs and dances while a group of local youth are preparing dramas. Gatina-Pesa membership has surpassed an initia...

August 29, 2014

Nairobi's Dagoretti North MP. Hon. Paul Simba Arati will be attending the launch of Gatina-Pesa in October. Besides support from local chiefs, having the interest of the area MP means a lot in terms of political endorsement for the first sister currency to Bangla-Pesa...

August 21, 2014

Gatina-Pesa in Nairobi (a sister currency to Bangla-Pesa) is set to launch in early October!

Initial designs of the Gatina-Pesa have been made by local students in Kawangware under the direction of Headmaster Francis Wanjala who is the Chairman of the Gatina Busin...

July 21, 2014

Two settlements in Nairobi are racing to create their own Bangla-Pesa exchange networks. Kawangware and Kangemi groups are already near the minimum of 100 business members to begin their programs. Last weekend two business owners from Bangladesh came to Nairobi to teac...

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