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May 28, 2019

A few decades ago, the idea of giving money to poor people instead of food packages and healthcare was almost scandalous. Free money? With no strings attached? Surely, this was aid gone wrong – a desperate attempt to do things differently that was bound to fail.

Today,...

March 4, 2018

Empowering women is  a great ways to boast our economy . This however  doesn't come without  facing challenges of Illitracy  among most members.  Many of them lack reading and writing skills and others can't understand English. 

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March 1, 2018

Sarafu-Credit: empowering strong women who never stop fighting for their families wellbeing

We are joining together to celebrate mothers’ lives. It is no secret that being a mother is like no other job in the world. It is a job that never ends and that demands the utter...

June 17, 2017

Grassroots Economics currently facilitates Community Currency programs for 1140 businesses across 5 communities which report both social and economic impacts. A new program currently started in Kwale country without impact data. Both community demographics as well as i...

March 31, 2017

We attended a meeting on DOEN's New Economy program, where our newest version of community currency bills were unveiled in Amsterdam. The new bills are printed in Germany on special paper provided by STRO. They are the most secure and advanced bills we've ever used!

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October 19, 2016

A lot has been said about the education system in Kenya. The introduction of free primary education in 2003 was received with mixed reactions across the country, UNESCO, (2005). The government’s task force reported that the implementation of the program was faced with...

June 30, 2016

Community Currencies in Kenya have gotten a lot of lime light this month!

Ruth Mwangi our Program Director has been honored to visit the US ambassador in Kenya and has received a Mandela Washington Fellowship for her work! We're very proud of her and expect her to lead...

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