I had expected some sexism when I came to Kenya, but I never thought the extent of it in business, politics, and everyday life. By Evanna Hu (Co-Founder & CEO, g.Maarifa) Founding and working on a startup is already hard. Then take the startup abroad to a developing market like Kenya – it becomes harder. [...]
Posts Tagged "Kenya"
Seeds is raising funds to make “Farmville meets Kiva” a reality. By Rachel Cook (Founder & CEO, Seeds) Spending a night in a Nairobi prison helped me understand Kenya’s need for microlending better than ever. While sitting inside a cab doing nothing at all illegal, an American friend and I were overtaken by four armed [...]
Using a simple mobile phone, SasaAfrica allows craftswomen to create an online storefront able to facilitate credit card purchases, which is then transferred into mobile money, and sent directly to the vendors. By Joëlle Payet (Marketing & Communications, BiD Network) Co-founded by MIT graduate Ella Peinovich, SasaAfrica is a revolutionary e-commerce platform that aims to [...]
“Everything worth having is worth working for, so never give up.” – Lois Gicheru (Founder, Solafrique) By Joëlle Payet (Marketing & Communications Coordinator, BiD Network) Lois Gicheru, this week’s Women in Business Challenge finalist, was born and raised in Kenya, and through her business endeavors is starting to resolve issues regarding access to clean, sustainable [...]
By Jamila Abass (Co-Founder & CEO, M-Farm) After reading non-stop complaints aired by farmers through newspapers, I realized I could design a software application that would assist Kenyan farmers with some of their major problems, especially related to the sale of produce. I enlisted the help of an IT friend, Susan that I had met [...]