Creating opportunities for Kenya’s entrepreneurs

Shopkeepers in Kenya running small informal stalls, known as Dukas, contribute significantly to the country’s economy. But without funding opportunities, many entrepreneurs struggle to take their businesses to the next level. A digital tool is providing crucial access to credit, by helping the Duka owners to enter formal financial systems.

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Making the Digital Economy Work for Everyone

When Lucy Njoki Njoroge opened a kiosk in an informal settlement on the outskirts of Nairobi, she lacked the credit to fully stock it. She often only had enough money to buy single packets of Omo laundry soap to sell to her customers. Stocking a 1-kilogram box of soap? Out of her reach.

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Closing the opportunity gap

Success in the financial world doesn’t just come along – sometimes you have to make your own opportunities. But that’s not always easy, especially when you feel people are judging your background, not your business. Meet the fintech trying to close the investment gap, by giving entrepreneurs the chance they deserve.

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How L.A. helped its most vulnerable Angelenos through COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused economic uncertainty across many cities worldwide and the poorest communities have been among the hardest hit. In Los Angeles, a cause-based donation campaign and emergency financial assistance card helped raise and distribute over $35MM in aid to help put the most vulnerable Angelenos back on their feet.

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