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PROJECTS BLOG 09/23/2014

Community Currency Expanding to Nairobi

Gatina-Pesa in Nairobi (a sister currency to the successful Bangla-Pesa in Mombasa) 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 Business Organization – modeled off the Bangladesh Business Network. The Gatina Business Organization is a registered Community Based Organization that has spread from primary schools in the area to incorporate more than 50 businesses so far, with the hope to grow to more than 100 in the next few months.

This program is being supported by Nyendo-lernen who connect school children in Kenya to students from Germany, and also Chiemgauer a regional currency program in Germany.

Similar to Bangla-Pesa the goals of Gatina-Pesa is to help support:

Education: Through helping pay for school fees
Environment: By helping to pay for youth centered environmental programs like waste collection and preventing flooding.
Economy: By increasing trade and decreasing unemployment in the area.
Community: By supporting community services and increasing interconnectivity of people.


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